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Updated: Oct 23, 2021

Glass beads are more versatile than we thought.

If you are a person who carefully chooses her jewelries, consider glass bead jewelry an option. Glass beads are wonderful. You can get hundreds of varieties of glass beads in any reputable bead show. The beads shine and sparkle. Some of them are even hand-painted and others emanate all colors of the rainbow. While some look like they have just been picked up from Mother Nature’s lap. All these beads can make great jewelry.

Beaded jewelries have been around for a long time. They have been popular in almost all cultures of the world. Glass beads were worn by the Mesopotamians, the Romans, the Egyptians, the Israelites and the Aryans. Like everything else, the tools and techniques for making glass beaded jewelry have also evolved and the glass beads you see in jewelry trade shows are nothing but the result of this evolution.

Thousands of years ago, the Egyptians created colored glass beads; they carved elaborate and fine designs. As with many other things, they associated these beads with spirituality. Different colors of the beads stood for different states of the mind or a person’s position in the society.

The Vikings created spectacularly-colored beaded jewelry. They were skillful bead jewelers whose designs were not so intricate but whose use of colors could give today’s average jewelers a run for their money. In the early 20th century, however, Europeans realized that beads can be used to embellish the garments of the royals and the aristocrats. They began creating intricate designs elaborately over the garments and even footwear. Beads found their way to the jewelry collections of The Victorians and the Edwardians.

Nowadays, beads are just as popular among those who are stylish. From small to large, glass beads are available in various sizes. When you visit a bead show, you will see that there are more varieties of sizes, shapes and colors available there than your local jewelry stores. If you love unconventional colors, you can go for black. You can pick from a multitude of heavy beads embedded on chains, a string of these beads of assorted colors that can be worn as a necklace. Strings are available in braids and twisted designs and the beads are being combined with wooden beads. These jewelries are eye-catching, inexpensive, can be given to someone as a gift.

You can choose from glass bead chokers to earrings to brooches. Options are countless. To browse your options, all you have to do is visit some good jewelry trade shows. These beads are worn by women of all ages. After all, who doesn’t like some sparkle?

When you are browsing such jewelries offered by hundreds of jewelers in jewelry exhibitions, you can look for recycled sparkly beads. These are environment-friendly, which means you can protect the planet while looking stylish. Sounds interesting, doesn’t it? Practically, any glass product can be recycled into jewelry such as bottles, containers, vases etc.

Beach glass, which means glass found on seashore, also serves as a raw material for jewelry. It looks great in azure blue and sea green colors that it is available in. If you are in search of a unique look, this could be just what you need.

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