Posts Tagged ‘glass bead’

Flower Jewelry

26 Mar 2012

Faberge Red Hibiscus Cuff

The female beauty is similar to a flower. It is not surprising that women in every possible way try to emphasize that statement – in clothes, jewelry, perfumes. Ladies generally select spicy flower spirits: marvelous flavor of roses and lilies, a gentle smell of the violets, the strong spicy flavor of a magnolia and oleander, a fresh smell of mint … Through the ages women in every possible way try to associate themselves with a flower: Gentle rose, Refined Orchid, Bright Gerber, Elegant Lily or even Magnificent Hibiscus. The flower jewelry has become the best accessory to create a gentle, fresh and original image.

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Handmade Jewelry Care

17 Jun 2011

Necklace "Red flower"

Czech glass beads in the beaded jewelry is a popular fashion accessory, but like every piece of jewelry, they require a periodical care. It is recommended to protect the costume jewelry from water, chemical liquids, cosmetics, perfume, lotions and influence of high temperatures and sun rays. Handmade jewelry should be stored in a dark and dry place; tightly closing caskets are perfect for that purpose. Nevertheless the dust gets to the attaching points of beads and stones, and there is a dark deposit emerges on the metal findings. The metal jewelry is usually well cleaned by dry soft rag such as a microfiber cloth.  But some materials require execution of special recommendations. Read more about jewelry care

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Pressed Beads Production Secrets

26 Apr 2011

Bead Blog - Czech glass beads - Hearts

The pressed beads have appeared in the middle of the 19th century when the technical progress has invented pressing machines. Thanks to the production technology these beads have the identical size and shape.

The Manufacturing Process of the pressed beads is faster and productive than the production of Fire Polish Beads or Machine Cut Beads. In small workshops it begins with punching of beads in forms. Forms are fixed in pincers or in special cutting-and-molding machine. Throughout decades the machine was served manually. Beadmakers have started to use a drive from an electric motor only in the early 60’s. The master makes an aperture in a bead putting “the warmed up” bead on a metal core. Then glass is passed through the special form-press. After that the bead is polished to remove the seam which has remained from passing of glass through the press. Read more about Pressed Beads »

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Czech Fire Polished Glass Beads

02 Apr 2011

Czech fire polished beads are beautiful faceted glass beads that have been made by Czech glass bead makers for hundreds of years and are still very popular today because of their high reflective brilliance and compatibility with other types of glass beads. Read more about fire polished beads »

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