Category: Beads

How to Buy Beads for Home-Craft Jewelry Making

Buying Beads by Size Buying beads can be complicated. With hundreds-of-thousands of different materials, sizes, shapes, colors, and prices. Often buyers purchase the wrong size because they don’t know millimetres – and purchasing too many beads is a waste of money. However, armed with a little knowledge and common sense, it’s not so difficult. Seed […]

Bead Store Basics: Seed Beads

Before 1939 Europe was home to a thriving bead industry, particularly in what is now Czechoslovakia. Italy and France were also renowned for their glass beads, and later their steel cut beads. Unfortunately during World War II most of the factories were destroyed, and along came the Cold War. Finally, after the end of the […]

Buying Beading Supplies Online – 6 Factors for Great Purchases

Buying beading supplies online can be a great experience or a complete let down. It all depends on how much knowledge you have of what it is you’re buying. When you purchase at your local bead store you can see and touch the beads, get an idea of the quality for the price as well […]