Working with beads all day gives you a different perspective on life…
Sometimes I feel as though I have “Bead-o-vision”! I notice things now that I didn’t before.
Recently, while I was shopping at a few department stores here in Spokane, WA, home 0f Rings & Things, I came across a trend that was consistent throughout all of the stores: Sparkly Glass. Racks and racks full of designer jewelry made with the exact sparkly glass beads that we carry!
So, why, you ask, is sparkly glass so great? Well for several reasons. First and foremost, it is Sparkly! Really really sparkly! It comes in several shapes, sizes, colors and finishes.
And the best part about sparkly glass…it’s incredibly affordable. Most 16″ strands cost a mere $5 and will keep you creating for days. It’s no wonder that designers for top department stores have jumped on this trend.
These sparkly beads look great mixed with chain (as I have seen in designer items). Or, use them like you would crystals to “sparkle-up” your already great designs.
Here at Rings & Things, we carry 14 colors and 9 shapes of Sparkly Glass as regular stock. We are constantly adding to this, though!
Check out some ideas for how to use sparkly glass below (from our Design Gallery):
By Tiffany White,
Rings & Things Showroom