Wood beads are widely available and they come at very reasonable prices. They used to be overlooked because their potential for jewelry craft had not yet been discovered. Now that their suitability has been realized they have become amongst the most sought after materials for making jewelry and accessories.
Their use has expanded and they are now being used to make many types of accessories because of their versatility, and they are recognized in many markets worldwide. They can be used to make bracelets and necklaces among many other things. These beads are available in a variety of sizes and shapes.
An interesting item you can make out of wood beads is the friendship bracelet. Friends often get together to make their own friendship bracelets. They have found an opportunity to bond and spend some quality time with each other. These friendship bracelets are made using a simple string or an elastic cord and wooden beads.
They are also now being used as hair accessories. They are used in braids, usually at the end or at the beginning and are part of a unique hairstyle or hairdo. They are available in many sizes and shapes that can be used to accentuate different hairstyles.
They are also used in another simple but great idea; in making light pulls. Instead of using an ordinary string with a bauble at the end for easier holding and pulling of the switch, wooden beads are used. They can also be used for ceiling fan switches. These are far more attractive than conventional pulls and are unique to you.
Wood beads are usually plain, but you can paint them to make them look more colorful and attractive. This is a fun activity you can do with the family or with your friends. Bigger beads are best for first timers as they are easier to decorate.
Wood beads come in different types. This is because there are different types of trees. Wood beads come mostly from apple trees, sandalwood trees, olive trees, and bamboo, pear and ebony among many others. These trees have certain characteristics that provide the reasons why the beads are made from them. Some trees make your beads aromatic, some long lasting and the others beautiful.
For instance, the beads that are made from olive trees have a reddish color and a kind of wavy pattern. When the olive tree gets older, the beads that come from it became a bit darker with a well-defined pattern. On the other hand, sandalwood beads a have lighter weight and lighter color. Their aroma is also pleasant. Rosewood, on the contrary, is heavy and is also very dense. For bigger beads, this is a good material. It also produces black or brownish lines in the beads.
Wood beads are also affordable and they are actually cheaper than most beads on the market.