Many NEW beads just arrived in the UK in our 800 kg shipment of 37 boxes! Some already listed on our online shop, click New Beads.
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Why Glass Beads Are Good For You!
Ruby For July
No minimum order, but can only for used at MrBead.co.uk or MrBead.com.
Our customer’s have no idea how hard it is buying in Mainland China! We walk 10-miles a day sourcing your beads from literally hundreds of different shops, from 11am to 7pm over 7-full-days.
Nothing has prices displayed and most staff speak little English. There’s hours of paperwork for shipping and around £700 + taxes to get the consignment out of Felixstowe.
Once again our consignment arrived while we were out of the country, so we had to pay over an extra £300 storage until we could collect. The container arrived a week late, last time it was early!
Glass are a cheaper alternative to crystal and more available. Therefore there are more shapes and colours in glass – and like gemstones, they come faceted, matte, or high-gloss too. Shapes range from simple designs like spheres, teardrops and leaves, to original and obscure forms.
Glass beads are available in every colour, especially primary red, green, and clear – to more sparkling colours of aqua, magenta and rose. Many are multi-coloured with a blow effect as can occur on glass vases and beakers. Mix glass with other beads when designing jewellery. A formal necklace may incorporate a few crystal beads threaded with the glass beads to give an impression of expense and class. However, a more casual look may prefer to incorporate shells or seed beads instead.
However, versatility is the key to getting the most from your string – so buy round beads to avoid leftovers.
Glass beads are available in every colour, especially primary red, green, and clear – to more sparkling colours of aqua, magenta and rose. Many are multi-coloured with a blow effect as can occur on glass vases and beakers.
Mix glass with other beads when designing jewellery. A formal necklace may incorporate a few crystal beads threaded with the glass beads to give an impression of expense and class. However, a more casual look may prefer to incorporate shells or seed beads instead.
Most glass beads are made out of matte glass, dichroic glass and lamp worked glass. These regular forms of glass beads are relatively cheap to purchase.
Glass beads can also be found in rare forms of vintage glass from Germany, Japan, Italy and Czechoslovakia. These vintage beads are usually hand made and therefore more expansive. For collectors or customers requiring a rare piece of jewellery to be made. Glass beads, as with many other beads are usually purchased ready holed and are strung on cotton or nylon thread.
What are glass pearls
These are man-made and coated to give a fantastic glossy eye-catching sheen. Like genuine pearls they have a substantial feel and weight, and are cool to the touch.
Advantage of glass pearls
They cost a lot less than real pearls or gemstones and look almost the same. Except they lack the grooving found in cheaper natural pearls. They are more varied, in different shapes and bright colours like yellow, red, green and blue – as well as sparkling shades like aqua, magenta and rose. Most strings of our glass pearls are only 99p!
Glass pearls are fantastic for the price!
Mix glass with other beads
When making jewellery, blend glass with gemstones depending on the design. A formal necklace may use a few crystal beads threaded with glass beads to give an impression of style and expense. However, a more casual look might incorporate shells instead.
All Our Glass Beads at MrBead.co.uk or MrBead.com
Summer jewellery is in either cooling blues and light-greens, or vibrant bright reds and yellows reflecting the setting sun. Aquamarine and citrine is great for summer.
Calsilica beads also look great with their vivid wild colour. Ethnic necklaces and bracelets are also in this time of year. Have fun making popular jewellery between time on the beach and BBQs.
See All Our Summer Beads at MrBead.co.uk and MrBead.com.
Ruby was considered to have magical powers, and worn by royalty as a talisman against evil. It was thought to grow darker when danger was imminent, and to return to its original colour once safe. Ruby is the hardest mineral after diamond.
The word Ruby comes from the Latin “ruber,” meaning red. It comes in hues from an orangey red to a purplish red, but the best are a true red – and is called a sapphire in any colour other than red.
Rubies were thought to represent heat and power. Ancient tribes used the gem as bullets for blowguns, and it was said that a ruby would boil water instantly.
It has been said that the ruby’s red glow comes from an eternal flame, making a gift of this stone symbolic of everlasting love. Powdered ruby was used as a cure for indigestion, and if worn on the left hand, ancient lore has it that the ruby will bring good fortune.
Ruby is expensive, so it’s not so popular with our customers – however we do stock some beautiful 3mm faceted ruby beads, see here.
Onyx is a term used for several stones. It has been dyed since ancient time, with the popular pure black variety, being dyed microcrystalline quartz. Its natural colour is brown, white or grey.
Onyx used in architecture isn’t a form of quartz at all, but a type of limestone marble. Onyx is very similar to agate. With straight bands of brown, white or black, where agate has curved bands of many colours.
Although regarded as protective, onyx has a reputation as a stone of discord. Onyx was worn to cool the ardors of love, probably because it helps to balance the mind and emotions. Not only avoided by lovers, but also at night, as it provoked nightmares.
However, it does improve concentration and devotion, hence many onyx rosaries.
Onyx is a strength-giving stone, aiding confidence and useful for athletes or people under stress. Its energy is a mental tonic and can help you cope with fears and worries, making you feel in harmony with your surroundings.
To see our onyx click MrBead.co.uk or MrBead.com..
A LOT more shows to come, to see all the bead shows we have booked so far click Bead Fairs 2019 – many more yet to add!
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April 2019 is the 14th full year of the MrBead newsletters, and I thank you all for such enthusiastic comments and appreciation. To see the past newsletters click here.
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