Glass beads are available in such a variety of unique material types that you would have never imagined. While normal glass gets you started into the variety of beads within the category, you would be quite excited to discover frosted glass make an appearance among the choices. The other choices are crackle glass, electroplate glass, drawbench glass and specialty glass. Also making up the category are painted glass and glass pearl. Within painted glass beads, you can select baking paint, opaque and spray painted and transparent and spray painted. Electroplated glass has a vast range of color options. You can go for half-plated or faceted designs within this category
Glass has an appeal that is as strong as those of gemstones with its special relation to light. With strands of glass beads, what you get is quite a rich appearance that delivers a cool look that transcends the polish and gleam of all other stones and their imitations. With beads of alternating colors, the appearance can be quite stunning. Faceted designs can be opted for in both transparent and opaque while the round shaped beads can be used for simple designs. Those plated with gold have quite a regal look while transparent beads of multiple colors create a celebratory appearance. When you go in for half plated beads, you get a whole different effect. Talking of effects, a luster=plated effect can be said to among the most special glass beads. Some colors like yellow and orange add quite a soft tone to the beads which might be suitable for wearing to subdued environs.
With size, those near the 10mm mark are quite grand in appearance while the hole sizes can be chosen from 0.5 mm, 1 mm or 2 mm. If you are worried about weight, normal glass beads are the way to go with no shortage of design or color choices. Imitations of crystal glass can also be picked out among glass collections. Whichever type of glass that you go searching into, you will discover a surfeit of choices that will make you feel overflowing with the richness of possibilities. Imitation jade glass makes you avail of the best of both the exquisite materials. Crackle glass that has been spray painted adds a sporty look to your portfolio of glass beads either as earrings or as necklaces. With one or two tones of spray paint, they have interesting possibilities as well.