Some Fascinating Uses of Glass Beads
For many people collecting glass beads is a hobby. This is because glass beads are quite different from the rest of the beads and they can be used in a variety of applications. These beads are fashionable, beautiful and they can be used in the creation of elegant and sophisticated jewelry items. Glass beads have a long and interesting history. They have been used since ages to create adornments for the body. The only difference is that in those days, they were hand made and today they can be mass produced in factories. There are still some places in this world where they are crafted by skilled artisans. Some of them include lampwork, blown glass, millefiori, etc.
With so many styles, shapes and sizes available today, it is not difficult to find those which can complement your project designs. The best part is that aside from jewelry making, there are many more fascinating uses of glass beads which we will take a look at in this article.
Glass beads can be used in the creation of stylish and interesting coasters for your beverages. It is easy to make coasters using these elements. Since most of them are regular in shape, they can be strung together and wrapped in a circular fashion to form the shape of a coaster. You can also use a solid base such as a cardboard or a thick round plastic film and stick them all over it to form a coaster. There are many designs and shapes you can create using them.
Hangings for the curtains
These are available in a variety of shapes and sizes. The smallest ones range from few millimetres and the largest ones to few inches. You can string these beads together to make hangings for your curtains. To finish the look, you can also use satin or silk tassels at the end.
Decorate flower pots
Making use of small and colorful glass beads, you can decorate your flower pots, vases and any other ornament that you have in your home. You can use adhesive to secure the beads to the pots and vases. It is also possible to draw shapes such as flowers and outline them with these beads.
You can even design and decorate a faux no light chandelier using medium sized glass beads. Try different colors or you can use faceted colorless ones as this will reflect the most light. You can use wire as the frame of the chandelier and hang strings of beads onto the wire in any pattern that you want.