Teach You Use Digital Collage Sheets

2011-10-27

Digital collage sheets and setting can be used to create beads jewelry pieces, however, beyond creating beads jewelry, the images that are included on a digital collage sheet have many others usages. For today’s DIY jewelry blog, beyond beads jewelry making, I will give you some ideas that you can use the images:
Print them out on an Avery label sheet and use them as stickers
Create small magnets with them
Make wine glass stem decorations from them
Print them out and use them as accents on hand made cards
Article from: http://www.webeads.com/how-to-use-digital-collage-sheets/
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Do you want to create your own gorgeous jewelry either for personal use or as gift to others or for sale? If so, the site http://www.zacoo.com/ seems to be prefect for you.
Zacoo is a website dedicating to selling china beads, wire, tools, findings and other jewelry supplies, which are all necessary beading supplies used to finish your beading creations. Once you enter the site you will get the chance to buy all kinds of high quality jewelry supplies with free shipping. When choosing your favorite beading supplies remember take into consideration resin cabochons and zinc alloy charms, pendants, and beads, which are our main products. Of course, we will launch more and more featured trendy jewelry supplies for your beading needs, as we aim to provide you all you need in beading. Happy beading and happy shopping at zacoo website.

Change your outlet with beaded jewelry

2011-10-24

Good morning, now it’s the time for Imagination. Imagine a woman wearing a hemp choker necklace and a string of shells. Imagine her wearing a string of pearls and simple matching earrings… Can you think about how much the beaded jewelry can change a woman? Beaded jewelry is all the fashion women’s favorite. In fact, beaded jewelry with beads has pushed and shoved its way to the forefront of fashion becoming bigger and bolder with each passing season over the past few years.
Beaded jewelry comes in a range of unique and original colors, designs, styles, and forms. High quality china beads like acrylic beads, crystals, metal beads, Pandora style beads, Tibetan silver beads… all these little cute beads can be matched and mixed to form a charming jewelry. You can get all these beading supplies at your local beads stores or the wholesale beads in bulk at online shops.
Beaded jewelry can be found for both men and women, but no two handmade beaded jewelry designs are ever the same, so wearing such a wonderful fashion accessory is a great way to show your unique personality and tastes, this is also a great reason why beaded jewelry so popular recently, as the fashion ladies more and more pursuit unique and difference in their daily life.
Article from: http://www.webeads.com/dear-ladies-you-know-beaded-jewelry-can-change-you-a-lot/
About the author:

Do you want to create your own gorgeous jewelry either for personal use or as gift to others or for sale? If so, the site http://www.zacoo.com/ seems to be prefect for you.

Zacoo is a website dedicating to selling china beads, wire, tools, findings and other jewelry supplies, which are all necessary beading supplies used to finish your beading creations. Once you enter the site you will get the chance to buy all kinds of high quality jewelry supplies with free shipping. When choosing your favorite beading supplies remember take into consideration resin cabochons and zinc alloy charms, pendants, and beads, which are our main products. Of course, we will launch more and more featured trendy jewelry supplies for your beading needs, as we aim to provide you all you need in beading. Happy beading and happy shopping at zacoo website.

Basic Knowledge About Seed Beads

2011-10-21

Seed beads are one of the most commonly used beads for jewelry making and decorating garments. This post is all knowledge about seed beads including its definition, national origin and development, sizes and unit of measurement, colors and finishes etc. which will definitely bring a clear understanding on the world of seed beads especially for beginners who wants to start his or her art project using seed beads.
Definition and National Origin
Seed beads are tiny pieces of glass cane tubes that have been heated until they are smooth. Available in hundreds of colors and many finishes, they are the “paint” of your loom and off-loom beadwork.
Before World War II, there was a thriving bead industry centered in eastern Europe, especially in Bohemia, before 1918 a part of the Austro-Hungarian empire and a part of the Republic of Czechoslovakia after, although Germany, Italy and France were also noted producers of glass beads.
Most contemporary high-quality seed beeds are made in Japan or the Czech Republic. Japanese seed beads are generally more uniform in size, shape, and finish as well as having larger holes than Czech seed beads of the same size, but the Japanese make fewer styles.
Size and Unit of Measurement
Seed beads range in size from 1.3mm to 3.3mm. Larger numbers mean smaller beads. The most common smaller sizes are 11/0 and 15/0, and the most common larger sizes are 6/0 and 8/0. The term “aught” refers to how many beads can fit into a standard unit.
Material
Glass is the most common material used to fabricate seed beads, but some were made of metal, usually aluminum or steel, porcelain or tile. They are often cut in what is known as “three-cut” faceting; these are popularly known as steel cuts. Usually a 10kg rod of glass will yield about 8kg of seeds beads.
Colors and Finish
Seed beads come in an endless variety of colors and finishes, so it can be daunting to pick out the perfect beads for the jewelry you want to make. The unique look and feel of each seed bead comes not only from color, but also from the perfect combination of finishes that are applied to the seed bead. Here is a glossary of seed bead finishes that will help you pick out the exact beads you need for each project you make!
Color-lined: clear or colored transparent beads with an opaque color lining the inside. These beads can achieve a fantastic depth of colors.
Metal-lined: clear or colored transparent beads with real metal or metal color lining the inside. The beads lined with real metal are often less likely to wear than the colored lining.
Silver-lined: clear or colored transparent beads with a silver color lining the inside, a popular variation of metal-lined. This finish reflects light to achieve a very sparkly finish.
AB or Aurora Borealis: an iridescent finish applied to the surface that creates a rainbow effect. Iris, Rainbow and Rainbow-lined are effects that achieve a variety of iridescent finishes similar to the AB finish.
Luster: a shiny glaze applied to the surface that creates a pearly effect. This finish is at risk of wearing away or fading.
Gold Luster: a variation of the luster finish that creates a metallic gold pearly effect. This finish is at risk of wearing away or fading.
Ceylon: a finish applied to the surface to achieve a milky, pearly effect. This finish is at risk of wearing away or fading.
Opaque: colored glass beads that are not transparent. Most opaque seed beads are very stable and resilient to rubbing or fading.
Transparent: clear, colored glass that can be seen through. It is important to keep mind of the color of thread you use with transparent beads as it will show through.
Matte: frosted effect etched onto the surface of the bead. Matte finishes combine beautifully with metallic, AB, transparent and opaque finishes. Matte finishes are very stable and usually resilient to rubbing or fading.
Galvanized: Zinc plating coats the surface of the bead to create a shiny metallic look. This coating is at risk of wearing away or fading.
Permanent Galvanized: similar to the galvanized finish, however the coating is permanent and often shinier. This is a great alternative to galvanized seed beads when used on a piece that will have a lot of friction with skin or fabric.
Metal-plated: metal-plating over glass beads.
Metal: seed beads made of metal. These beads have sharper edges than most seed beads, so use of Fireline thread is recommended. Metal seed beads have larger holes and function well as an inexpensive alternative to spacer beads.
Satin: fiber-optic tubular seed bead with slight striations. Made from a different type of glass than other seed beads, satin seed beads have sharper edges, so use of Fireline thread is recommended.
Opal: semi-transluscent finish that is often achieved with a dye on the surface. This finish is at risk of wearing away or fading.
Dyed: seed beads are coated with a dye that is often impermanent. Dyed seed beads in bright pinks, purples and reds are less stable and more likely to wear and fade.
Methods of Packaging
Seed beads are sold either by “hank” or by gram weight.
A hank is unit bundle of strands of seed beads or bugle beads. A typical hank has twelve 20″ (51 cm) strands of beads. Different sizes and types of beads may be sold in hanks which have different numbers and lengths of strands. Different hanks (age, type, size) have had from 8 to 14 strands, and lengths have varied from 8 to 20 inches per strand.
Japanese beads are sold by gram weight, seldom by the hank. Buying Japanese beads by the hank usually costs about twice as much, therefore, they are not usually sold or purchased from Japan in this manner.
Article from: http://www.zacoo.com/blog/beading-tips-basic-knowledge-about-seed-beads/
About the author:

Do you want to create your own gorgeous jewelry either for personal use or as gift to others or for sale? If so, the site http://www.zacoo.com/ seems to be prefect for you.

Zacoo is a website dedicating to selling china beads, wire, tools, findings and other jewelry supplies, which are all necessary beading supplies used to finish your beading creations. Once you enter the site you will get the chance to buy all kinds of high quality jewelry supplies with free shipping. When choosing your favorite beading supplies remember take into consideration resin cabochons and zinc alloy charms, pendants, and beads, which are our main products. Of course, we will launch more and more featured trendy jewelry supplies for your beading needs, as we aim to provide you all you need in beading. Happy beading and happy shopping at zacoo website.

Some Common Used Clasps in Beading

2011-10-10

Jewelry clasps come in many shapes and sizes. Choosing the size and shape of a clasp can be an important design, as well as functional, consideration. Some common used clasps are list below.
Bayonet clasps – one piece is inserted into another until it clicks into place.
Box – also called tab insert clasps, often the upper surface is highly decorated.
Hook Style Clasps – a two-piece clasp with an interlocking hook, can be hidden or visible.
“S” Hook Clasps – an “S” shaped hook which hooks into a ring.
Toggle Clasps – a favorite because you don’t need help from anyone to open and close this style (even a bracelet). Styles vary from very simple to very decorative.
Twist Clasps – the two pieces simply screw together.
Spring Ring clasps – a very simple style, but not always easy for the wearer to use.
Lobster Claw clasps – same principle as the spring ring – a little easier to use because there is more to hold.
Magnetic Clasps – easy to use, but not always the most secure.
The best choice for you to get wholesale clasps is to buy them from china beads online store. Because many stores can provide you a large wholesale jewelry findings selection. Making your own jewelry from shopping clasps on the internet!
Article from: http://www.webeads.com/some-different-types-of-jewelry-clasps/
About the author:
Do you want to create your own gorgeous jewelry either for personal use or as gift to others or for sale? If so, the site http://www.zacoo.com/ seems to be prefect for you.
Zacoo is a website dedicating to selling china beads, wire, tools, findings and other jewelry supplies, which are all necessary beading supplies used to finish your beading creations. Once you enter the site you will get the chance to buy all kinds of high quality jewelry supplies with free shipping. When choosing your favorite beading supplies remember take into consideration resin cabochons and zinc alloy charms, pendants, and beads, which are our main products. Of course, we will launch more and more featured trendy jewelry supplies for your beading needs, as we aim to provide you all you need in beading. Happy beading and happy shopping at zacoo website.

The Usage of Magnetic Clasps

2011-10-09

Magnetic clasps are one kind of jewelry clasps, which consist of a pair of elements which are placed together through magnetic attraction and then removed from one another through splitting them in order to break up the magnetic attraction. You can get them at china beads stores online or you local bead stores. They are widely used for your necklace or bracelet making, so for today’s DIY jewelry blog, I will teach you how to use magnetic clasps.
The first thing you should do is to remove the existing clasps using two pairs of jewelry pliers. Grab the existing jump rings that are holding the jewelry clasps on. Pull the jump ring apart to open it, making room to remove the existing clasp. Discard the old jump rings. If the jump rings are soldered closed, nip them open with wire cutters before opening them.
The second step, attach an open jump ring to each end of the chain where you just removed the existing clasps. Leave the jump rings open.
Last, hold the new jump ring with a pair of jewelry pliers. Add one side of the magnetic clasps to the jump ring via the wire loop attached to the magnetic clasp. Use two pairs of jewelry pliers to gently close the jump ring, making certain the magnetic clasps and the chain from the jewelry are on the jump ring. Solder the jump ring, if needed, for a more secure closure. Repeat these steps on the opposite end of the chain.
Article from: www.webeads.com/how-to-use-magnetic-jewelry-clasps/
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