The world of handicrafts is vast and fascinating. If you are tired of the monotony of mass production, then custom-made jewelry is ideal for you. Among all handmade products on the market one of the most popular are the bead necklaces.

Why did they become popular? Long time ago people could not boast of incredible necklaces, bracelets, earrings. They simply did not have a technic of crafting exquisite products.

Precious stones were considered an indicator of wealth and good financial situation. They were attached to belts, bags, clothes. And over time, people learned to combine precious stones into a single composition, adding completely different materials.

Modern bead necklaces impress with their variety. They can be bright and fun, or dark and gothic, or delicate and pastel. For example, there are many themed stores on Instagram where you can order a beaded necklace to your taste.

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Types of beaded jewelry

The tradition of beading is incredibly ancient. It has evolved over many centuries. Nowadays, many things can be made from beads: bracelets, earrings, rings, necklaces even bags and dresses. People have learned to make beads from glass, wood, paper, precious stones, bones, and so on.

Today we will talk specifically about bead necklaces. What are they like? To begin with, it is worth dividing them according to the materials of manufacture. There are many types of beads: ceramics, crystal, semi-precious and wooden beads, glass, freshwater pearls. All these materials differ in color, quality, price. In many cultures, especially in Asia, the material used to make jewelry has a symbolic meaning.

Besides the type of beads, the type of weaving of the jewelry is also important. We are not going to mention them all because many of the existing techniques are unique and unpopular.

One of the most common types of beaded jewelry are beads. It is quite simple and basically is a thread of beaded balls. Previously beads were made of shells, pebbles, grains and even teeth (such decorations were considered trophies, a symbol of victory over the enemy).

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Beaded pendant. This is an extended chain with a medallion. You can weave various figures and images using small pebbles of beads. Beaded pendants and charms are not bulky, neat jewelry that is suitable for an everyday look.

Beaded choker. This decoration is worn right on the neck. Often these are elegant, eye-catching jewelry. They can complement both an everyday, evening or business look.

 types of bead necklaces

How to make a beaded necklace?

The charm of bead necklaces is that you can make them by yourself. This will require a set of materials, time and a desire to do some needlework.

To get started, you will need a set of beads. What it will be depends entirely on your preferences. The set can contain both small stones for a pendant, and larger beads for a massive necklace or a charm. You also need a thread or wire for beads and fasteners.

The principle of operation is simple:

1) Cut the desired length of wire.

2) String the beads on it. You can play with the order of the beads.

3) Twist the ends of the wire so that the beads do not fall out.

4) Fix fasteners for jewelry at the ends of the wire.

5) Voila! Your beaded necklace is ready.

 how to make bead necklace

It was mentioned in this article that bead necklaces have a symbolic meaning in some nations. In other words, bead necklaces are a direct heritage of many cultures. Therefore, we are talking not only about fashion, but also about the historical preservation of entire eras. Because of this, bead necklaces will never disappear and will be relevant as long as people remember their history.

On the other hand, bead necklaces are incredibly beautiful and varied. They will help you show your uniqueness. After all, you can choose exactly what your piece of jewelry be like.

It was mentioned in this article that bead necklaces have a symbolic meaning in some nations. In other words, bead necklaces are a direct heritage of many cultures. Therefore, we are talking not only about fashion, but also about the historical preservation of entire eras. Because of this, bead necklaces will never disappear and will be relevant as long as people remember their history.

On the other hand, bead necklaces are incredibly beautiful and varied. They will help you show your uniqueness. After all, you can choose exactly what your piece of jewelry be like.