What to consider?
Glass beads most types are handmade and such beads quality depends on the artisan’s expertise. So, choosing glass beads in wholesale for jewelry creation is recommended as the best, yet pay proper attention to the style. Nevertheless, style alone is not everything to consider. There are other aspects worth considering while buying in bulk.
What to look for in glass beads?
Glass beads can be bought in wholesale, but you must see if these beads have something more eye appealing to offer. However, here are some valuable points worth looking for before buying them.
- The beads ends are very important. So do check for sharp edges mainly because the quality ones lack them. In case the ends differ, consider shopping in another shop. Looking for ends puckered or indented is mandatory. This is because beads having sharp ends will cut your beading thread or wire and may hurt you while working.
- Do beads come with dots and if they have dots, it must be rightly anchored. However, determining this is hard while buying wholesale online. So, pay close attention to the provided pictures. The dots must not be in any mushroom size, so check for a small dot in the beads.
What are Quality glass beads?
Quality glass beads are the beads that are perfectly encased and must not have or have very little bubbles. Such types of bubbles are intentionally added so that the beads look really beautiful, but in case they are unintentional, it claims to be of poor quality.
The beads color and cost are the main factors worth considering in glass beads. The color complements the entire beading project and so considering the budget is also important. The beads cost is depending on the manufacturer and the method used in creation. Beads consist dots, complex twists, stringer are mostly expensive than the plain beads. Especially, the hand shaped beads such as the barrels, round beads and bicones are tough beads than the pressed beads, so likely the price tag is also slightly higher. If you are placing order for wholesale quantity, ask for free shipping and handling.