Spokane, WA, July 19, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- Jewelry-supplies wholesaler Rings & Things has published a unique online resource, the “Bead Shapes Glossary”. Available for free at http://www.rings-things.com/glossary/bead-shapes-glossary.html, the glossary includes many dozens of entries.
Entries in the Bead Shapes Glossary are divided into two sections. “Specialty Drilling Styles” explains the various possible orientations of the hole in a bead. “Bead Shapes & Related Effects”, the bulk of the glossary, runs the gamut from “almond” to “yuanbao” beads.
Every entry is defined in clear, concise words. Synonyms are pointed out and are accessible by clickable links. Accompanying each definition are both a line-art illustration of the bead shape, and photos of actual beads of that shape.
The “Bead Shapes Glossary” joins Rings & Things’ growing library of jewelry-making information. Other recently published resources are the very popular “Gemstone Beads Index” (http://www.rings-things.com/gemstone/index.html) and “Teach Yourself American (for the British Beader)” (http://www.rings-things.com/uk/usa4uk.html).
For helpful, honest information on bead shapes, plus an extensive jewelry-supply catalog of beads and findings, Rings & Things Wholesale is available 24 hours a day at http://www.rings-things.com, or by phone at (800) 366-2156.