I love the look and feel of metal beads, but unfortunately their cost can add up quickly, especially when you’re using them as spacers in a necklace or bracelet. You can use today’s trick to get a metallic look without straining your budget!
Glass beads with a metallic finish can give your jewelry the same look as metal beads, but at a fraction of the cost. I frequently use metallic Round Japanese Seed Beads instead of round metal beads. You can also substitute metallic Delica Beads or Bugle Seed Beads for metal tube beads.
Instead of using metal spacer beads and faceted metal round beads in my bracelet, I substituted our new O-Beads and metallic Fire Polished Glass Beads. The O-Beads are the perfect shape to be a spacer bead and I love the shine of these silver fire polished beads!
Happy Tuesday! – Gretchen