Friday, May 20, 2011

Acrylic and Metal Beads

Acrylic Beads
There are many kinds like the ones made out of polyclay or resin. The only kind that I have ever used are the miracle and wonder beads as the have a nice lustre to them and do not look so inexpensive. Acrylic beads are adequate for children jewelry. I would avoid using them in bridge jewelry designs. There is one kind of high tech plastic bead, however that I have used quiet often.
They are called Polaris and are made in Europe. They are a very high quality high tech plastic and have a wonderful feel and lustre to them.

Young girls necklace out of acrylic and glass beads

Miracle acrylic beads with some glass tubes a hand made silver foil glass bead

Wonder acrylic beads with some Czech fire polished glass and a Cloisonne pendant

Polaris high tech plastic beads with some Swarovski Crystal®

Metal Beads
I only use Sterling Silver or Gold Fill beads and components. My favorite are those from Bali.

In th eprevious post you will see that I use Metal Beads as an accent or a focal point

Celestial Crystal® beads with Czech pressed glass and a Cloisonne Pendant

1 comment:

  1. Kasia - I'm loving your style! Your photography makes those colours look amazing...


Wenn du auf meinem Blog kommentierst, werden die von dir eingegebenen Formulardaten (und unter Umständen auch weitere personenbezogene Daten, wie z. B. deine IP-Adresse) an Google-Server übermittelt. Mehr Infos dazu findest du in meiner Datenschutzerklärung ( und in der Datenschutzerklärung von Google (
Vielen Dank für all eure inspirierenden Kommentare.
Thank you so much for all of your inspiring comments.