Summary: As a professional company that has been concerned with the jewelry supplies wholesale over three years, we understand that the costs play a vital role in each beading projects. Thus, within limited budget, the best way to cut down the cost is make use of the right beads and charms.
Date : Jun 13, 2012
As a professional company that has been concerned with the jewelry supplies wholesale over three years, we understand that the costs play a vital role in each beading projects. Thus, within limited budget, the best way to cut down the cost is make use of the right beads and charms. Here, I would like to share you some my own experience on how to distinguish various beads and charms, both about the quality and advantages and disadvantages.
1. Gemstone beads
In general, most Gemstone beads for DIY projects belongs to the semi-precious stones, the raw materials is the natural as well. When choosing this kind material, do not forget to ask for their property and observer the purity. Of course, the price will flow up and down along with the amount of impurity, the less impurity, the price will be really high.
Advantages: most if the Gemstone beads are smooth to the touch and own the high hardness. The most typical examples are: crystal beads, pearls, agate and so on.
Disadvantages: no matter the Color or shape are a little simple, so that it cannot be widely used in all making projects.
2. Imitated style beads
The Imitated style beads usually use the plastic as raw materials, and commonly are categorized as the acrylic beads wholesale line, for example the pearl style beads.
Advantages: it can be produced into multiple colors with super cheap cost and the luster is not bad.
Disadvantages: the beads are light and the hardness cannot achieve that of real pearls. In addition, due to the color are Post-Processing, the beads can be easy to leaves scratches on surface.
3. Glass beads
Glass beads can be divided into common glass and crystal glass beads. Though the Common glass have an appearance approximate to crystal, the gloss cannot be as beautiful as crystal, therefore, crystal glass beads is a little expensive then.
Advantages: both the price and quality are fine than other beads.
Disadvantages: fragile and containing bubble.
4. Acrylic beads
To most crafters, the acrylic beads are sometimes the best choice. It can be applied to the bags, clothes and as well as the jewelry accessories.
Advantages: various in types, styles, shapes and colors.
Disadvantages: easy to be scratched.
5. Lampwork beads
Advantages: these kind beads are all with the vivid color and a classical feeling.
Disadvantages: the price may be a little high.