Saturday, January 15, 2011

Recycled Glass Beads

I’m excited to add recycled glass Anatolian (Turkish) beads to the selection of supplies at Beyond Junk. These imported handmade beads have been expertly melted, coloured, and formed. I have both translucent and opaque varieties.

Glass beads make lovely accents, to bring out the colour of a pendant. Or string together several sizes to create a focal point. Look for assorted sizes, colours, and swirls in cheerio and barrel shapes.

Here’s a useful link on working with eyelet pins, to add glass beads to lengths of chain:

For stringing beads, here’s another link on finishing cotton, satin, and leather cord:
If working with recycled or sustainable supplies is important to you, I highly recommend these eye-catching beads.