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New Beads:
72 Spider Vein Turquoise Beads - 6mm
Green Tourmalated Quartz Nugget Beads
Huge 30mm Lavender & Green Jade Beads
Puff Button Onyx Beads - 14mm x 6mm
Ox Blood Red Coral Sponge Puff Pillow Beads
Ox Blood Red Coral Sponge Rondell Beads
Volcanic Lava Flat Column Beads
Faceted Blue Chalcedony Beads - Large 12mm
Blue Turquoise Matrix Button Beads - Large 35mm
Octagonal & Round Opalite Moonstone Beads
Purple Sugilite Cube Beads
Wavy Lavender Jade Rectangle Beads
Gothic Square Bead Spacers - 925
Tiger Feldspath Jasper Puff Button Beads
Large Amber Frame Beads - Unusual!
Twisted Amber Oval Beads

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Beads for Weddings
There are so many ways beads can add an individual touch to a wedding. On gowns, wraps, purses, tiaras, hairpins, and in flower arrangements. Plus the more-obvious uses like necklaces, earrings and bracelets - for mum, mother-in-law, the bridesmaids and special friends. These make excellent lasting and unique thank you gifts. A nice necklace, bracelet and earrings will complement their dresses. Incorporating beads into your wedding will bring you joy in unexpected ways & time spent with friends, creating pieces that are unique, and an escape from the stress of planning.

White or subtle shades of pink freshwater pearls are ideal for wedding jewelry. These can be purchased most economically by the strand, temporarily strung. One strand can easily be divided to make three or four floating necklaces, a popular wedding option. Floating necklaces have beads crimped in place either individually or in small groups, to give the appearance of floating on a fine wire. Multi-stranded floating necklaces are striking too. Freshwater pearl earring can be inexpensively brought or you can make them yourself with sterling silver wire.

Beading for Gowns
Tiny 3mm Swarovski crystals with or without an aurora borealis, shiny, light-reflecting coating, and silver-lined seed beads are the favorites for beading gowns. They add interest to the dress and show up great on the photographs, especially as the wedding photographer will feature the bride's and bridesmaid's gowns. You can sew subtle little shapes, like flowers or butterflies, onto the gown using tiny seed beads - and longer patterns running right down the length of the dress look effective too. Keep the bead color the same or similar to the gown, so as not to take away the dress's elegance.

Wedding Gift Ideas
Beaded keyrings are a favorite, and a good men's gift. Little beaded animals are fun, pin brooches are easy to make, and wine glass identifiers (different colored beaded rings to slip on the bottom of your guests' wine glasses) are popular too. Someone who wears specs may well appreciate a fine bead-on-silk thread "necklace" to keep their glasses around their neck when not being worn.

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