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Using Jade Beads For More Than Just Fashion


The Jade beads are used for different jewelry purposes and other distinct purposes. Before we talk more uses of Jade Beads lets know what a Jade is. Jade is an ancient special gemstone stone that has historically been used for numerous things such as healing; promote wisdom, balance, peace, to attract love,etc. In China jade is carved into butterfly as a symbol used to attract love.


There are believes that Jade can be used to bring money into one’s life. Jade has some spiritual attributes, which are very distinct. There have been historical signs that Jade brings calm and peace and it is a unique piece of tool that helps encourages our consciousness to increase at a very high level. Jade gemstone is normally categorized together with the diamond.

Since the early days, Jade was regarded as a gemstone of power, royalty, and nobility mostly in Eastern areas. It was thereby as a gemstone which manifests worldwide ideology.


Basic formation of the Jade

The Jade is made of two minerals, these are nephrite and jadeite. The best and original varieties of jadeite are near clearness, but they are not completely transparent. Jade comes in few colors which are;

  • Brown colors
  • Yellow colors
  • Lilac colors
  • Pinkish colors
  • Light shades of white and cream colors
  • Green color.

Jade Beads formation

A bead is a small piece of decorative object that is formulated into variety of shapes and sizes which is done with materials such as bone, pearl, stone, glass, shell, and wood or plastic which has small hole drilled through it for threading or stringing.

2 The Jade Beads is the using of the Jade gemstone and carving into verity of shapes for bead purposes. These beads are decorated and are really beautiful producing a sparkly bead as if it were to be diamond.

Jade beads ideas

These Jade beads are used for;

  • Fashion designs
  • Necklaces
  • Bracelet
  • Prayer beads
  • Earrings with bead design etc

The Jade bead has become a very popular and useful bead in jewelry making establishments as these beads are used alongside other elements such as diamond, silver or gold in making of beautiful jewelries ranging from bracelets, necklaces earrings with beads designs. These Jade beads are sold in modern days jewelry shops notwithstanding that there are currently fake Jade beads been sold in the market too.


Wooden Beads- How to Apply Dye


Bracelet With Wood BeadsWooden beads come with a natural feel. It is on very rare occasions that you will have the need to decorate them more including applying colors. But, you are not limited in case you will have the feeling of making your beads look more attractive to meet your needs. One of such decorations is applying dye. There are different types of dye in the market to choose from and they are all well suited for that. There are professionals who are trained to handle that but you should not incur such expenses easily.

It will be possible to apply dye to wooden beads on your own without such assistance. As long as you have a detailed guide, there will be no problems that you will encounter.

  • Start by assembling together all the things that you will need to accomplish that. These things include water, beads, rubber gloves, food dyes, paper towel, strainer or large spoon and glass bowls. They all play different roles so don’t make any omissions or assumptions.
  • The beads should then be put in the bowl after boiling water. They can be allowed up to 20 minutes for soaking and this will make the beads highly porous.
  • For every cup of the boiled water, add two teaspoons of the dye and mix. Ensure you have used different bowls in case there are different colors of the dye. When you double or halve the amount of dye, it will help to achieve either softer or stronger dyes and it will be upon you to make the choice.
  • After you have attained the solution through mixing up, use the strainer to add your wooden beads to the bowl. Allow another period of about 20 minutes for the beads to sit in the bowl that has the dye.
  • Remove the beads from the bowl using a strainer and let them drain off the dye completely before lifting out. When out, the wooden beads should be placed on the paper towel where they will dry slowly.
  • After they have dried completely, it will be time to use your dyed beads in whatever way you desire. Whether it’s for a craft or jewelry project, the choice will be all yours to make.

Mixed Wooden BeadsYou need to be aware that beads made of wood can easily develop cracks or even twist. Those are more of natural effects that you will have minimal control over. If that is something you are not happy with, be sure to select wooden beads that have a smooth and even finish. It will cushion you from such unprecedented frustrations.  Also, make sure you don’t wear the beads before dye has dried out completely. It can end up staining your clothes.

Even when dry, there are some factors that will cause the dye to come out and you must be very wary of them. For instance, too sweaty skin or wet clothes will be a leading factor. You can have varnish sprayed on the wooden beads even though their natural feel will be compromised.