The Uses and Benefits of Glass Beads

Collecting glass beads can be a passion for many. The glass beads have a unique look and can be used for a wide range of purposes. The beads can be made into elegant, sophisticated jewellery. History of glass beads has been interesting and long. Glass beads have been used for centuries to create body ornaments. The only difference between then and now is they used to be hand-made, but today you can mass produce them in factories. In some parts of the world, they’re still made by artisans. They include millefioris, lampwork and blown glass.

Today, there are so many shapes, styles and sizes that it’s easy to choose the ones which will complement your designs. This article will show you that glass beads can be used in many different ways.


Use glass beads to create interesting and stylish coasters for your beverage. Making coasters is simple when you use these materials. Because they are all of the same shape, you can string them together in a round shape and wrap it around to create a shape like a Coaster. Use a base like a round cardboard or a plastic sheet to stick the coasters on. They can be used to create many shapes and designs.

The curtain hangings

There are many sizes and styles available. These beads range in size from a few millimetres to a few inches. String these beads to make curtain hangings. Finish the look with satin or Silk Tassels.

Decorate your flower pots

Use small glass beads in bright colors to embellish your vase, flowerpots and ornaments. Use adhesive to attach the glass beads to the flower pots and vase. These beads can be used to outline shapes like flowers.


Even a no light faux chandelier can be created using medium size glass beads. Use different colored beads or faceted, colorless glass ones to get the best reflection. The frame for the chandelier can be made of wire. You can hang beads on it in any design you desire.