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If you appreciate fine art you probably will also appreciate the beauty in faceted glass beads. Faceted glass beads always add a special touch or flair to a wide variety of items especially handmade bead jewelry. They are a bit smaller in size than regular glass beads and at the surface will be cut creating a fabulous sparkle effect. Transparent glass beads may offer just a bit more of this sparkle as many jewelry beaders seem to prefer the transparent glass beads.
Check out the jewelry box of a modern female. You will most likely find faceted glass beads used as ornaments to enhance her jewelry collection. Faceted glass beads are relatively inexpensive making them available for use in a wide variety of jewelry designs.
Bead jewelry artisans usually find a lot of enjoyment using the vast assortment of faceted glass beads in their jewelry designs. The ways in which faceted glass beads can be used is not limited to bead jewelry. You will see faceted glass beads in thousands of decorative items.
The art of making glass beads is actually thousands of years old. Unlike other precious stones, the price and quality of these beads are not greatly affected by the cut or the clarity.
The art of beading requires some amount of personal creativity, some patience, time and dedication. Faceted glass beads are just one of the many types of beads a beader can use. The jewelry made using faceted glass beads can be worn for any occasion anywhere. They are not associated with certain eras or specific occasions and can be used as gifts throughout the year for any reason. A gift of handmade beaded jewelry made with faceted glass beads is always a gift that is fashionable and in style in any season or for any occasion. The variety of color choices is one main reason faceted glass beads are sometimes even more popular than more costly precious stones that come in only one or two colors. People all over the world actually sometimes prefer jewelry made with faceted glass beads in colors that match their clothing perfectly over more expensive jewelry pieces.
Faceted glass beads are tiny pieces of art most people who appreciate fine art will enjoy wearing and/or looking at.
Written by: Connie Limon, Bead Jewelry Artisan
Dangles delightfully from the hook about 1 1/2 inches.
4 star or snowflake silver plated charms same on both sides
2 silver plated French earring hooks
8 silver plated jump rings 9 mm
4 purple glass crackle beads 6 mm
4 pink glass crackle beads 6 mm
16 silver plated filigree beads 3 mm