Click a picture below to see one of this month's new beads. To receive free shipping enter "norwich" (without the commas) in the box at checkout, and click "Redeem Coupon". Use NOW - as expires Wednesday 14th September 2011.
Ask for your Free gift & see us in the UK during September and October: for dates click here.For those in East Anglia we have our own bead fair in Norwich on Sunday 16th October 2011: details here.
To see all What's New in our US store click MrBead.com, or UK MrBead.co.uk
Seed beads range from size 1mm to 3mm or 11/0. The most common seed beads are Chinese, Czech, and Japanese. Czech beads are very traditional, sold on hanks, are mostly round and can be uneven. Japanese seed beads are more uniform, come in many different colors and are usually sold loose in bags or tubes. Remember that 1,000 (or even 4,000) seed beads will come in only a small bag – don’t expect them larger than they are! However, these tiny beads can be very tricky to make, so are only a little cheaper than bigger beads.
Larger beads are sold either loose or in strands. Buy strands if you want the best quality and uniformity of holes – they will hang better on a necklace. However, loose beads are great if you want a lot cheaply for a large project or for many different works. Invest in a bead measure, as the inexperienced can often overestimate bead sizes. If buying by the strand, just divide the length by the bead size to tell how many there will be. For example a (16-inch) 400mm strand will have about 50 beads of 8mm – 400 divided by 8. Beads over 14mm are considered large and can weigh a lot to post, so expect more shipping.
To buy the bead measure in the picture click MrBead.com or MrBead.co.uk.
1. Wrap a piece of string or paper strip around the base of your finger.
2. Mark the string or paper where it overlaps to form a complete circle.
3. Measure the length of the section of string or paper where it overlaps around the finger.
4. Compare your measurement with this chart to determine your ring size.
5. Please note: You need to take the knuckle into consideration when sizing. The base of your finger may be smaller then your knuckle. Also wider bands should be sized ½ -1 size larger.
To get your girlfriends ring size, ask to clean her rings the next time your in the mall together. Most jewelry stores will do it for free. Then you can secretly ask the sales person to check the size for you. Or you can slip her ring on your finger and mark the spot it fits. Then measure that spot with the directions above. To measure a rings for its size, you need to purchase a ring measure like the below (on the HTML version with pictures). Just slip the ring over the measure and the size is the middle line.
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Or our UK shop at MrBead.co.uk
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