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April 20, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 105

It seems these days that everyone is fascinated with beads. Wherever you look someone is sporting a trinket, or necklace or bracelet made out of these charming little creations. Beads come in every possible color and style imaginable and can be made into some of the prettiest jewelry ever.

The art of bead making has been around for centuries and beads have also had deep meaning for many cultures over time. The word bead comes from an anglosaxon word that means prayer. Many cultures use beads to pray with. It keeps the hands busy while concentrating on the prayers.

Beads have been used for a variety of purposes throughout history. They have been worn as amulets and talisman and also have served as money or currency. It is hard to find a culture that hasn't utilized beads for some purpose in their society. The art of glass blowing is another intriguing concept that has been around for several hundred years. Today people are just as interested in it as they were years ago and they are taking classes to learn this fascinating art.

Wood beads are among some of the most inexpensive beads, and sometimes they feature intricate hand painting and carving. This is an exact craft that takes painstaking hours to do well. Wood beads can be formed out of some of the softer woods or the harder ones. Lamp work beads are also quite fascinating. These are made using a lamp that gets to a very high temperature and emits a flame that melts the beads into the appropriate shape. Nowadays lamp workers use torches more often to melt the material being used for the forming of the beads.

Of course the most inexpensive beads are plastic beads. Kids all over the world love working with these beads. They can be used to make all kinds of cool stuff for the younger generation. Kids love doing all kinds of nifty crafts and plastic pony beads are a very affordable option for their parents. The kids are now making body jewelry that they call "candy" by stringing these cool plastic beads on beading wire and making all kinds of neat shapes and jewelry.

If you are looking for a hobby that is fairly easy to learn and quite affordable beading is a great choice for you. Also your supplies can be purchased online at very competitive prices. Give it a try today and see how much enjoyment you can get out of beading and jewelry making.

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