Beads for Jewelry Making can be used on a wide variety of media; from paper to fabric. They do not even have to be sewn on - they can be pinned (as in the Victorian pincusions) or glued, or even soldered. To cater for the wide application and popularity of beads in jewelry making, interior design, fashion, accessories, and textiles there are now all kinds of wonderfully dizzyfying array, variety, and selection of beads - beads for jewelry making as well as other applications. They range the entire gamut from Size differences, Shapes, Colours, Materials, Quality, origins, and even the very history of the Jewelry Beads themselves.
Beads have long played an important role in the lives of many, since prehistoric times. They have proved invaluable to historians and archaeologists in their studies to understand the evolution of human societies. Beads have been used as a status symbol, as a measurement of wealth, and as a means of trading. They were also objects of art and beauty and have long been used in the creation of wearable art.
Jewelry Making is no longer in the sole province of professional jewellery makers. Jewelry Making has and is making a life-changing and welcomed entrance into many a person's life. And together with that growth, the hungry demand for and innovative supply of Beads for Jewelry Making is also experiencing unprecedented heights. Today we have more variety and availability than ever before - in jewelry making beads and all other related tools, jewelry equipment & supplies.
Our How To on Jewerly Making section provides many techniques on beading ranging from jewelry making to applications in other media and fields. We aim to provide you with as much information as you can Enjoy and use.
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