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Not Too Bright: Are You Using the Wrong Light Bulb for That Lamp?

 

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As any experienced beader knows, having proper lighting is extremely important. It is often, unfortunately, forgotten. You might think you have enough light to create your beading project, but after a few hours, your eyes can feel tired and you might develop a headache. You might spend money on having the best supplies, but you cheat yourself of the resources you need to use those supplies accurately and beautifully. That’s why you need to invest in the right magnifiers, lamps, and light bulbs to let your creativity shine.

For centuries, artists have had to rely on daylight to create their paintings, jewelry, or drawings. In the modern world, we have the luxury of creating art at any time of day! Or, our busy lifestyles mean we can only create jewelry late at night. Either way, relying on lamps can cause problems. Poor light can add to eye strain, overly harsh lighting can create painful glare and accurate color-matching is difficult without daylight.

Different colors and intensities of light affect the eye’s ability to stay on task. Proper neutral lighting offers greater accuracy when using color. Avoiding glare means avoiding damage to the powerful, yet delicate, retina. Using sufficient light means preventing squinting, as well as the eye strain and headache that can accompany it.

Proper lighting allows you to see the true colors of the seed beads and Czech beads. Some jewelers even go outside to use daylight to see their beads in their most natural forms. The wrong lighting can make what seems like a beautiful beaded project, a disaster when true lighting is revealed.

The best lamp to use with wholesale seed beads is one with a daylight setting. This provides proper light for your eyes to  work their best, and for you to see the colors in their most pure state. An adjustable lamp lets you eliminate glare, and focus on the areas you need to see most.

If you already have a lamp, make sure you have a very bright bulb. Even if you don’t have a daylight lamp, bright light will still help see the beads better. Try searching for a daylight light bulb you can install in your existing lamp!

If you work with seed beads, you might want to consider also purchasing a magnifier. There are many types, and you’ll have to try a few to determine what works best for your beading style. They can make it much easier to focus on the tiny seed beads.

You can order these online, or at your favorite craft store. Your eyes, and your jewelry, will thank you.

I Wasn’t Able To Get It Right Until I Found This

If you are new to beading, all the different tools and materials may seem confusing. With so many different projects that can be made with beads, it’s difficult to determine which tools you need. Many beaders struggle with making great jewelry when they are trying to figure out what beading tools to use. Discovering the right tools and realizing when to use them will make your beading so much easier. Here is a quick guide to basic beading tools and when you will need to use them.totally-tools

Chain Nose Pliers

The chain nose pliers will be your main ‘go to’ beading tool, the first you reach for and last to put down.  This will be your most used basic jewelers tool in your starter beading kit. It will be like a second set of hands as you progress through learning the beading techniques and will become the foundation of all your tools. You only need one pair to start, but as you build your beading toolkit, you will want to invest in a few pairs of different sizes.

Don’t confuse chain nose pliers with other beading pliers. If you look closely, you will see that the chain nose pliers have a tapered nose that narrows to a fine tip. These are also similar to household pliers, but you must buy ones that are specific for jewelry. Don’t go to the hardware store to buy chain nose pliers!

Round Nose Pliers

The round nose pliers have a strong resemblance to the chain nose pliers but they are quite different. The round nose pliers nose is completely round intended make loops, circles, curves and soft edges when using sculpting wire. They are perfect for making earrings, charms, pendants, or other pieces that require small loops.

Wire Cutters

The wire cutters are used to cut the stringing materials for your beading projects. Make sure you use a strong enough pair of wire cutters for each type of wire. The thicker the gauge of wire, the stronger the wire cutter needed.

After purchasing these three basic beading tools, your beading will improve drastically.  Having the right beading tools will allow you to create beautiful projects in just a few hours! All your friends will want to know how you created such a masterpiece – one that looks like it came from a store! Buy these bead tools wholesale for a great deal on high quality tools. Don’t buy cheap tools that break easily, make an investment and you’ll be beading your whole life.

The Gift of Creativity

wholesale jewelry supplies Most young girls out there, at one point or another, go through a phase of loving fashion. For some it is just a phase while others maintain a love of fashion for their entire lives. Few however can turn this love into a creative hobby. By purchasing wholesale jewelry supplies you can turn that love of fashion into a stimulating, creative and potentially lucrative hobby.

Since young girls love jewelry they will jump at the opportunity to make their own. It is a great hobby that stimulates creativity and industriousness. Young people get to set a goal and work hard to meet that goal. Once they have completed their project they have something they can wear or give to a friend. It is also a proven fact that artistically based hobbies like arts and crafts, music, and painting stimulate the brain and can improve school performance. Jewelry making improves everything from fine motor function to pattern recognition.

Instead of just reading a magazine or surfing the web, why not have your little girl make her own fashion trends? Buying wholesale jewelry supplies may even end up saving you money on costly trips to the mall. Besides, you may have a budding designer in your home. If they make it big, who do you think they will thank?

Quirky Style And Homemade Jewelry

With the charms of quirky hipsters finally making their way to the mainstream through things like Zoey Deschanel’s New Girl and the new HBO series Girls, things like self made jewelry made with wholesale jewelry supplies are more and more the cool thing to do. In a culture where unique looks and individual taste are the norm doing it yourself can make a humongous stylistic difference.

Making your own jewelry with the wide variety of beads(Czech beads, seed beads, etc.) available from Mode Beads is a great way to stand out from the pack in a fun and kitschy way. You can design the sort of jewelry that you favored back in the days of Strawberry Shortcake and Jem and the Holograms without losing your more adult sense of self. It can be a great playful balance between youthful ingenuity and an adult sense of personal style.

The great thing about these new moves towards self designed fashion are obvious. Suddenly looking good is not about getting the most expensive this or the biggest brand name that, suddenly being who you are has become the coolest and hottest fashion choice. It is a great move forward for women and for style and it’s a great chance to get creative.