Incredible glass beads with diversity
The glass beads are believed to be originated from ancient Egypt. Presently, different types are found in different countries like Africa, France and Czech. These are very significant in archaeology because it gives us some details about past.
Glass beads are available in different color, size, type, etc. One can get different shapes like round, hex cuts, animal shaped, heart shaped, triangular, cubes, bugles etc. Based on the method used for the manufacturing of the glass beads there are different types- wound beads, drawn beads and molded beads. One may use multiple varieties of these in a single jewelry to make it more attractive.
Tips and techniques in glass beads making area
The glass bead making industry is a labor intensive industry. They are made up of sand and quartz basically and available in large variety. The glass beads are usually dyed and colored. Different techniques are used to make the glass beads glossy. One of them is to apply a thin film on the glass beads. This gives them multiple shades and extra glossy look. These types of glass beads are nowadays trend among necklace making people and designers.
Usually the glass beads are tinged with chemicals and toxic elements, after making them. So it is very important to clean them. Vinegar, lemon juice, warm water is good cleaning agent. It also removes dust and debris. This cleaning is an important step to avoid reactions with the human body.
Glass beads industry use different traditional techniques like lamp work to make the beads attractive. In lamp work technique, the glass beads produced are re-heated with lamps and decorated with different colors. In other words, lamp work creates multicolored glass beads. They give an additional attraction when used with the other single colored glass beads.
Glass beads are not only used to make jewelries, but also used in decorations and garments also. The classy look they provide to those products in which they are used makes the glass beads market highly profitable. The purchases of glass beads are normally in large chunks as this may help in diluting the cost a little.