Glass beads are also called seed beads and chevron beads. It can create many different kinds of jewelry like bracelets, bangles, earrings, and necklaces. Apart from jewelry, decoration items like lamp covers, chandeliers, and shades, can be made in glass beads too. Glass beads jewelry business is very lucrative and has a lot of potential for profit-making if you target your market right!
Glass beads are made of silica, lime, soda, potash, etc, they are melted at a high temperature to form a thick, viscous liquid. Other materials will be added to create different colors, for example, iron to create blues and greens, manganese for black, and gold for pink, red, and purple hues. Then the liquid is around a long iron rod and molded into the desired shape and size while the bead is in a semisoft state. At last, it hardens as it cools. Glass beads can be in many different shapes, rondelle, round faceted, square, bicone, teardrop, oval, and even irregular shapes!
Glass beads are fragile and will break if handled roughly. High humidity may also damage glass beads, as it promotes sweaty, crusty beads. Use a strong thread that is more resistant to abrasion, high humidity, photochemical reaction, mold, etc.
Crystal can create a rainbow prism effect while glass cannot. It also means crystal beads have a higher level of refraction than glass and therefore are more sparkly too! However, crystal beads are heavier, colder, more fragile, and more expensive than glass beads.
Glass beads bulk can be easily found on Alibaba.com with lots of choices at great wholesale prices! Buy glass beads in bulk, for instance, mermaid glass beads, lampwork glass beads, recycled glass beads, Czech glass beads, Murano glass beads, and more!
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