How many kinds of natural material beads do you know?

2011-08-18

Natural materials beads are the china beads which are made by wood, shell, bone, horn, and seed. They are famous for its "earthy" look.
Wood beads - wood beads are among the oldest bead types, and have been used by cultures around the world. Wood beads are often round in shape, but other common styles include oval, barrels, tubes, cubes and other geometric shapes, as well as carved animals, flowers and other motifs. Wood beads can also be matte or glazed, and smooth or carved.
Shell beads – shells have been used as beads throughout history. They can be used in their natural form, or may be dyed. Abalone is one popular type of shell bead.
Seed and nut beads – not to be confused with glass seed beads, these beads come in a wide variety of types.
Bone and horn beads – these beads may not be favorable to animal lovers, although some horn beads are produced from naturally-shed parts such as antlers.

Keep your crystal beads as clean as new

2011-08-16

Among so many more china beads types, crystal beads are the most shinning and lighting beads type, however crystal beads also can become dirty as you wear it by days. So it is important to keep crystal beads looking their best with regular and gentle cleaning methods.

Fill the small bowl three-quarters full with warm water and add two to three squirts of dishwashing soap to the water. Swirl the water with your hands to make the water soapy.

Moisten the dishcloth with the soapy water and apply the wet cloth to the crystal beads to clean them. Pay special attention to any areas of the beads with dirt or staining. Continue wiping the crystal beads gently with the soapy cloth until you clean them completely.

Rinse the beads with warm water to remove any soap residue.


Lay out the hand towel and place the beads onto the hand towel. Blot the beads gently with the towel to dry them. Leave the beads on the towel to air dry until they dry completely.

Bead types at ZACOO

2011-08-12

ZACOO is an online beads store, and beads take a great part in this whole family. Online shopping beads at here is the wise choose, as in there you can find a large collection of beads like Tibetan silver beads, European beads, cheap acrylic beads, shinning crystal beads, glass beads, handmade porcelain beads and lampwork beads, wood beads, seed beads and so many others. Today, I will give you some types of beads which are welcomed by my customers.

Tibetan silver beads as the feature of giving people a feeling of exotic are popular among so many beads. If you like the old nursery rhymes and exotic ambience, Tibetan silver beads are the best choice.

Pandora style beads, sometimes also named as European beads are always among the top popular beads, as they are given so many designs that there at least have one suit you best, this is also the reason why Pandora style jewelry is the most common jewelry in ladies jewelry box.


Wood beads and acrylic beads are featured by the cheap price, as a beading beginner, you can choose these beads to practice your beading technology. What's more, as the light weight, they are the best beads for kids craft making. At the same time, you can also purchase some to beading with your kids, I think you cure kids will love it very much.

Featured with lobster clasp and with lots of shapes, sizes, our Thomas Sabo style clip on charms will add accents to your bracelets, necklaces and key chains. Moreover, they will bring you great fun and completely express your styles.

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