It's a fact -- people are drawn to things that sparkle and shine. From the glossy pictures in a magazine to a glittering piece of beautiful jewellery, there is something about the sparkle factor that instantly captures your attention.
If you're looking to create jewellery pieces or decorations that ooze Hollywood glamour and shine bright like a diamond, read below on choosing the right beads for your project.
What Creates the Sparkle Factor?
It's not only diamonds and precious gems that can achieve a high sparkle. Some beads are carefully selected to create the same effect as the most expensive gemstones. Because they have been cut in a similar way, they allow the light rays to shine through the diamond and reflect multiple times in all directions. The effect is magnificent, and will leave people wondering whether you or your customers are wearing the real thing.
Beads That Were Born to Shine
The keyword to look out for when it comes to choosing beads that sparkle brilliantly is "faceted." This means the light is going to reflect off the bead in many different places, creating a really dazzling effect. Star Beads stocks a huge range of faceted beads in many colours and styles, so take a look at some of the products to see which ones are going to steal the limelight.
Chandelier Beads - Perfect for a wide range of projects, including pendants, suncatchers, earrings and Christmas decorations, chandelier beads are available in a huge range of colours, designs and sizes and will capture and reflect the light brilliantly. They really have to be seen to be believed.
Rondelle Crystal Glass - Whether they are clear, coloured or coated in a metallic finish, rondelle crystal glass beads are the last words in sparkle. Multi-faceted and available in a wide range of sizes, these beads are perfect for stringing into bracelets, necklaces and using as embellishments on tiaras and with other projects, such as scrapbooking.
Faceted Teardrop Beads - As their name suggests, teardrop beads are fashioned in an elegant teardrop design with a multi-faceted finish. They look stunning as a necklace or bracelet, but are equally just as brilliant when used in craft and wedding projects, too. Available in a huge range of colours, teardrop beads are very easy to work with and are a real headturner.
Bicone Crystal Glass - Bicone crystal glass beads are all hand-cut and available in clear, coloured or metallic designs. These beads are great for making costume jewellery, but especially perfect if you want to create jewellery items that reflect the design of the art deco period.
Diamantes and Rhinestones - To add impressive finishing touches to your designs, diamantes and rhinestones are perfect. They are ideal for jewellery making, scrapbooking and a wealth of craft projects, and are very easy to work with.
The Right Beads For Any Project
Whether you are making jewellery for yourself or for your customers, choosing the right beads will ensure you get the desired look and a jewellery item that looks great for many years to come. Achieving that all-important sparkle is easy when you choose your beads from Star Beads UK, and they'd be delighted to help you to find the perfect beads, embellishments and findings for your project.