Interesting Beading Articles
The Internet is a fabulous resource for anyone searching for information. I come across many articles about beading and when I feel it is appropriate I like to republish these on the Beading Is Fun web site.
Below is a complete list of articles that have currently been republished on the Beading Is Fun web site. If you have an article or editorial that you feel would be interesting to others, please contact us at the usual address.
- Christmas Ornaments
Christmas ornaments made from ordinary pipe cleaners and inexpensive acrylic beads are very pretty and easy to make. They look quite impressive yet are easy enough for small children to make. This is one Christmas craft idea to use again and again. Older people will enjoy making this Christmas craft, too, which can be varied to make a number of different sparkling ornaments for your Christmas tree.
- History of Beads
What do you think the earliest recorded use of beads is – is your first thought perhaps beadwork created by the Egyptians? Yes, there certainly were a lot of beaded items in Egyptian times, but beadwork has been found dating back to the Stone Age. Even in caveman times, men and women were interested in improving their clothing and appearance with the use of beads. This article helps you to discover the history of beads.
- Making Beaded Jewelry
Making beaded jewelry is an inexpensive and fun hobby that nearly anyone can do. The materials needed are readily accessible and cost very little money. Aside from the requisite thread, needle and the beads, there are also some other materials that the hobbyist can use in making beaded jewelry. Hobbyists can also experiment with various beading techniques to make interesting and unique creations.
- Sign of the Times
When you hear the word “beads,” do you immediately think of jewelry? Or do you think of Rosary beads or some other non-jewelry use of beads—beaded dresses, headbands, belts? Perhaps you think of a country and western outfit, a studded, head-to-toe piece of jewelry.
- Size Matters
Picking out beads is one of the most enjoyable parts of making your own jewelry. There are so many color combinations, complementary beads, beautiful handcrafted beads and unique beads; it’s easy to get lost in the process of looking at beads.