When we talk about jewellery, especially junk jewellery, we cannot help but think about beads. Beads, in their various hues and colours have been used innumerable times, not just in our jewellery, but also in the dresses we wear, the bags and other accessories we carry, the shoes we wear, and in many other ways. Seed beads are so called because they are small in size. They can range from 22’s (which is really tiny) to 6’s (which is large).
Not just a large variety of sizes but you can find various coloured seed beads. Beads of all sizes and colours when mixed and matched produce beautiful designs and patterns that can be used in more ways than jewellery. Beads can make petite anklets that would enhance the beauty of those delicate ankles. Or, if you are into spiritual stuff, nothing beats bracelets and necklaces made up of beads of all shades of brown, grey, white and black.
Apart from the proven combination of seed beads with other beads, seed beads also blend wonderfully with gemstones, precious stones and semi-precious stones. The trinket markets are flooded with earrings, bracelets and necklaces that are made of this great combination of beads and gemstones. Not just gemstones, precious and semi-precious stones, beads gel well with crystals as well. For instance, you can try a mix and match of beads with Czech crystals and seed beads.
Again, beads can give you a completely different look and appeal when they are combined with bones, cowry shells and wood. These things together with seed beads give the jewellery a very ethnic as well as earthy touch. Beads lend a very fun and easy going look to the person wearing them or carrying them on their accessories. With seed beads, you can mix various shapes and colours to make yourself look very happy and cheerful. Or you can string them up with other objects like pearls and gemstones to give yourself the elegant look.
Source by Paul Shane