Bead Jewelry



The making and usage of bead jewelry is a practice adopted since ancient period of history. Indian jewelry is world famous, and some of the most gorgeous ornaments from India, are to be found in the jewelry lines of private Indian jewelry designers.

Since then, a variety of material has been used to make beads which have in turn been used to make jewelry. Some of the popular kinds of bead jewelry are:

  • Glass bead
  • Shell
  • Metal bead
  • Crystal
  • Ceramic
  • Wooden bead
  • Pearl
  • Clay bead
  • Paper bead
  • Gemstone bead
  • Papier mache bead
  • Plastic bead
  • Bone
  • Horn
  • Ivory
  • Coral
  • Resin bead
  • Seed bead
  • Rudraksha bead
  • Myrrh bead
  • Coco beads

This material is used to make beads which are then strung on elastic, natural fiber thread, wire, or nylon, to create attractive bead jewelry. Alternatively, the beads are also adhered to surfaces which are then used to make bead ornaments.

The creation of beads involves a great deal of imagination, creativity and dexterity. Raw material may be made into beads that are of various shapes and sizes. Some of the popular bead shapes are:

  • Spherical
  • Diamond shaped
  • Tetragonal
  • Flat
  • Oval
  • Bugle or tubular
  • Cylindrical
  • Charlotte cut

A bead may be decorated in various ways. It could be painted, varnished, engraved. It is possible to adorn it with glitter. Beads may be transparent, translucent or opaque. They are available in watery colors, pastels, bold shades, florescent bright colors, metallic hues. In short, there is no dearth to what the scope of a bead and bead jewelry is.

Bead trinkets include bead necklaces, bead bracelets, bead anklets, bead earrings, bead bangles , bead rings , bead armlets. Beaded belts, beaded brooches, breaded hair jewelry is also popular.

In India, beads have been used to make jewelry since ancient times. All types of Indian jewelry , including tribal ornaments , custom jewelry , fashion jewelry as well as traditional jewelry, has been made using beads of various kinds.

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