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Monthly Archives: June 2018

Types of Beads

Cylinder

Cylinder beads (also call delica or toho) are typically long in length with a tubular shape and a large hole through the center. They are versatile in use and can be used as a spacer between other beads or used for basic stringing. Additionally, this type of bead is great for most textile, embroidery, crochet and knitting projects.

Crystal

Crystal beads are a combination of cut glass and lead. The lead content is about 30%, which helps to give a very refractive quality. One of the finest options is the Swarovski crystal beads. They have a very high quality and contain many colors. The most striking designs can have up to 50 colors and plenty of effects. This bead is likely to feature as a decoration sewn into fabric.

Bali

Bali beads are miniature works of art that are handcrafted by the local people in Bali, Indonesia. They are made in.925 sterling silver and look very striking on a piece of jewelry. Typically, they are used as a spacer.

Lampwork

Lampwork beads are created by hand using glass. The beads are made by simply melting the colored glass with a torch. The ability to create by hand gives complete freedom in the design process. While the process used to make the beads can be a little laborious, the pattern and design options can be exquisitely beautiful.

Pony

Pony beads are made of plastic and a very low-cost option for making a piece of jewelry. A typical use is in the children’s craft projects. They can vary in size, but the most typical size is in the region of 4 millimeters.

Types of String

Nylon

Nylon is a highly versatile option that is practical for many different jewelry designs. It is a reliable option in woven bracelets and a useful choice for most general string related situations. Nylon string is split into several different categories. One of the popular types is the Chinese knotting cord which is a type of braided nylon. This nylon is very strong and easily able to maintain its shape. Also, the KO beading thread is abrasion resistant, strong and easy to secure the ends tightly.

Cotton

Cotton cord is a useful option for projects that can benefit from a distinctive look. This type of string material is created by combining several woven threads and applying a coating of wax to help minimize issues with fraying. It is great for stringing beads with a threaded hole in the region of 1 to 2 mm in thickness. Once the coating of wax is applied, the string is very clean and durable.

Elastic

Elastic cord is a useful option for making jewelry that needs a certain degree of flexibility, such as the stretchy bracelets. The elastic nature of this string makes the jewelry very easy to remove. Once the jewelry beads are placed on the elastic, it is relatively easy to secure using a basic surgeon’s knot or similar. Also, for extra strength, the knot can easily be finished with a few drops of elastic friendly glue.

Polyethylene fiber

The use of polyethylene fiber is the right choice for pieces of jewelry that need a lot of strength. This material has the ability to give great all-round strength and is very easy to tie at the end of a project. It is a practical option for holding beads that aren’t smooth.

Cat Rings Jewelry

One Size to Fit All Fingers

No longer do you have to worry about whether the ring you order will fit your finger. There are many absolutely beautiful rings that are adjustable and are suitable for all finger sizes. Simply bend these cat-themed rings into shape around your little finger, and experience the comfortably snug fit that will instantly remind you of your little feline friend at home. These adjustable cat rings will surely bring back memories of you and your furry cat cuddling together. Each time you put on a cat ring from your jewelry collection, you can carry your love for your favorite pet on your finger all day long. Wear them on your ring finger, or on all fingers if you like, and show off your crazy cat lady side.

An Amazing Range of Designs and Styles

Cat rings jewelry is available in so many styles and patterns, you’ll have a hard time deciding which one to pick! If you find the idea of wrapping a cat tail around your finger appealing, then you might want to consider an adjustable ring that features a long cat tail. Or, if paws and ears are your fancies, then you could choose a ring that shows off these adorable parts of your cat. If a sphynx cat is what catches your fancy, then you might want to pick one of that style as well, for good measure! Whether you want a glossy finish or matte, silver or rose-gold, there is a jewelry piece for every cat-loving woman out there. So, bring out your playful side, slip on one of these babies and get rocking! With the mind-boggling range of patterns available you can wear a different ring for every day of the year if you like!

Finding a Quality Jeweller

There is no getting away from the fact that jewellery is an asset and often an expensive one. This does not mean that it is not well-worth it, however, the outlay may be one that individuals have saved up for. Therefore, it is imperative that when you are purchasing an item that you are completely confident in the product itself and the establishment that you purchase it from. Getting this right is the key to ongoing success; a quality jeweller will offer a lifetime service as to whether it is repair, remodelling or further purchases.

Firstly, you are looking for reputation. This does not necessarily mean shopping from one of the larger, well-known stores. In fact, it is likely that you will receive a much-improved buyer experience from a smaller, local jeweller. However, their reputation will be visible through reviews of their shops online. Facebook, Google and website testimonials offer a great insight into reputation of a Company.

Secondly, it is important to make contact with the shop. It may be that you choose to visit the store or speak to them over the phone. Either way, all experiences of dealing with your chosen shop should be positive and helpful.

Thirdly, be prepared with any questions you may have about the item you are purchasing and the services that are available. This may be in relation to the quality of the stone, if applicable or the history of the item if you are purchasing an item that is pre-owned.

Fourthly, look for a Company that offers a wide-range of jewellery. Are they stockists for a range of branded items? This will offer assurance in relation to their good-standing with associated companies.

Lastly, ask for documentation. This may not be relevant to all purchases. However, larger items will come with documentation as standard. These details are important when considering insuring the items or selling them on in the future.