Kinds of beads you’ll find

Beady I Bead: Kinds of beads you’ll find

Beady I Bead offers a wide variety of beads you can choose from. Each set has its own beauty that you can put together to create one perfect bracelet, necklace or charm. Discover what you can do with beads when you become creative with us!

Here are the different kinds of beads you’ll find:

Seed beads 

Seed beads are small and round beads made of glass. They’re shiny and usually light in colour because of their glass texture. You’ll also find a wide variety of this kind of beads such as clear, iridescent and silver-lined. 

Additionally, seed beads are usually found in jewellery and weavings because they make a good design once they all come together.

Lampwork beads  

Lampwork beads are some of the most popular handmade beads because they’re made by melting glass with a torch. Making these beads is a bit challenging because different colours are melted together to create visible patterns on the exteriors of the beads. 

Glass crackle beads

These tiny beautiful beads are made of glass and have a crackle effect when reflected by lights. They also display interesting effects based on the colour of each bead.

Pony beads

Pony beads are popular among kids and teenagers who like to create accessories because they’re available in a variety of colours and inexpensive, making them accessible to everyone. These beads are oval-shaped and made of plastic. 

Ceramic beads

As its name suggests, ceramic beads are made of clay, allowing users to have an extensive choice of colours, shapes and sizes. These beads are also a bit matte because of the clay’s texture. Most of the time, these beads are used by tribes and hippie groups.

Wood beads

Wood beads are also available in various shapes and sizes. They’re usually darker in colour because the wood absorbs the paint. 

Semi-precious beads/precious gemstones

Precious gemstones are a bit expensive compared to the other beads mentioned because these involve diamonds, rubies, emeralds and more. On the other hand, semi-precious beads are common and inexpensive, unlike precious gemstones. 

Here are the available semi-precious beads you can choose from:

  • Beige and white stones – Picture Jasper, Leopardskin Jasper, Howlite
  • Red and brownstones – Tiger Eye, Poppy Jasper, Garnet, Goldstone
  • Blue and green stones – Sodalite, Blue Howlite, Lilac Howlite, Grape Fossilbead, Malachite, Unakite, Labradorite
  • Black stones – Hematite, Black Onyx, Snowflake and obsidian.

Cultured pearls

Cultured pearls are considered some of the world’s most expensive accessories. These pearls came from harvested mussels in freshwater or saltwater. Saltwater pearls tend to be more expensive than freshwater pearls. However, freshwater pearls are more in demand. 

Crystal beads

Crystal beads are precious stones that display amazing effects when reflected by lights. These are made with 30% lead, making them known for their brilliance and quality. These can also be made into jewellery but can also be sewn into fabrics as embellishments.

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