Jewelry Making Tip of the Week – November 8th – Adding Design Interest With Varied Bead Finishes

by Karen on November 8, 2009

Mixed finishesJewelry can be made unique and distinctive by using different sizes of beads, colors, or textures. Another way to add interest is to vary the finishes of the beads that you use. A monochromatic piece can really come to life by mixing 3-5 different finishes such as matte, luster, AB, opalescent, opaque, silver lined, transparent and pearl. The closeup of the beaded bracelet made with Swarovski crystals, pearls, and luster seed beads illustrates this principal.

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