Looking for beads for your Jewelry projects but don’t know what beads to use? Don’t worry we are here to help.
First of all you will need to find out what kind of Jewelry you are trying to create first. Whether it is a Bracelet, an Anklet, a Necklace or other types of Jewelry items.
Once you know what kind of Jewelry type, you can then start thinking how big you want the bead size to be and also keep in mind the hole size of the beads.
If you do not plan ahead, you could end up buying a bead that is either too big, too small or your bead doesn’t fit the cord that you are trying to use, these are the most common mistakes people tend to make when creating Jewelry.
Always buy a bead hold size that is at least around 0.3mm bigger than your cord size. Say your cord size is 2mm, avoid buying a bead that has a 2mm hole size, as it would be too tight and you need to get around 2.3mm.
Now you know the size of the bead you want you can then start thinking what type of bead do you want and what material. There are many available materials to buy such as Zinc Alloy, Brass, Sterling Silver, Gold, Wood, Resin, Gemstones etc.
Most bead design can be bought online without the hassle of visiting a Jewelry Vendor in person.
Ebay, Aliexpress, Amazon, Etsy are just a few sites that sell Jewelry Supplies. My favourite site to buy Jewelry Supplies is Supplies Direct who are on Etsy, they sell a variety of Beads, not only are their prices cheap, they also deliver fast too.
Sometimes it is worth including bead spacers which enhances the look of your Jewelry and these are quite cheap too. There are also many things to consider when choosing what beads to use for your jewelry projects, but these are some of the basic ideas to keep in mind of and we hope we have helped you.
If you have other bead ideas, feel free to contact us and let us know.