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« on: July 04, 2014 11:28:30 PM »


Just wondered what is the favourite type of material for people here to work with. The kind you tend to get exited about and try to include in your projects at every opportunity?

I know people who are crazy about everything made with real semiprecious stones, and have a veritable treasure hoard of them. Some are exited about Delicas, and I can hardly blame them.

Personally, I fell in love with two-hole beads, especially SuperDuos and Czech Tile. They seem tailor-made for a lazy beader who likes "polished" look like myself. Extremely uniform with very few imperfections, give interesting texture with minimum of work, and you can make a huge bracelet quickly.

So, what are your favourites?
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2014 10:40:13 AM »

For me, its good old fashioned seed beads. I love them for their colors and their feel - all sizes and shapes.

Despite actually making lampwork beads, I still find the most pleasure in turning a hank of seed beads into something completely different and beautiful.

So - despite a lot of retailers limiting their sizes and colours (or even doing away with their seed bead stock altogether) - I'll pick up seed beads in bulk, as - as far as I'm concerned - there's nothing you can't do with them
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2014 08:21:33 PM »

Yes, seed beads are the most versatile
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« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2014 05:20:25 AM »

I agree. I love seed beads. Weaving with Delicas, srptringing with seed beads. I use them in almost every project. They are so versatile. I love the colors and different sizes. I couldn't imagine making jewellrey without them.

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« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2014 03:03:35 PM »

Well, it all depends on what type of projects I am doing. But there lies a fact that I have used Gemstone beads on most of my projects. So, I guess my favorite would be gemstone beads and apart from that the reason being that there is large variety of such beads present in various colors and designs which made me fell in love with them. For every project I try to choose something unique from here which always make my projects interesting and look beautiful.
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2014 05:24:31 PM »

I personally really pony beads...but I also really like any kind of already strong bad you can find in Jo-anns or micheal's I just am fairly new to beading so I am still learning...but its seems like a ton of fun already.
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2015 03:13:50 AM »

I like czech and toho seedbeads and czech glass and firepolish. Have for focals: few lampwork and few dichroic.
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2016 09:51:48 PM »

I love lampwork beads, maybe because I make them.  I usually combine them with either 4 mm glass seed beads (we used to call them E beads, but I don't see that term used any more) and/or crystal roundelles.

I mostly make bracelets and earrings, with an occasional necklace.
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« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2018 03:25:26 PM »

I personally big fan of Lava beads, especially untreated Lava (so i can use oil on it for aromatherapy). Most of my beads i buy from this store https://www.beadsshopusa.com/ including my favorite lava Smiley
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