Bead Library: Handmade Glass

Faience Beads from Egypt by Beverly Fernandes
Egyptians have been making faience for more than 5,000 years. The process hasn't changed in all that time. Itís a simple process that was perfected early and expanded. ... read this article
Making Glass Beads by Beverly Fernandes
People started making glass beads and bangles as soon as they figured out how to make glass. All it takes is a little sand, and soda and lime. ... read this article

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In Harlequin's bead library you will find information on the history of beads, how beads are made and how beads have been used throughout the world.

Many articles include a bibliography to provide you with additional resources. Many of the beading books referenced are available at your local library.

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Harlequin Beads and Jewelry specializes in Swarovski crystal, pendants and pearls, Czech glass and seed, Japanese seed and gemstone beads, plus a full selection of stringing supplies and jewelry findings.