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What's your style?
How do I keep my beaded jewelry from damaging?
What are the standard names for lengths on beaded jewelry?
What is bead?
What are the birthstone colors for Swarovski Crystal beads?


What's your style?
(The Oval Face)-The oval face is considered the perfect shape. The proportions at the forehead are not too wide, and the line from the forehead flows into high cheekbones, then narrows slightly to a rounded chin. Necklaces - Any shape necklace will work with the oval. A choker looks just as good as opera-length pearls or any necklace that comes to a "V." Earrings - Round shapes, button or hoop earrings look well on the oval face, but triangular shapes are especially flattering. Dangling earrings look well, if they are not too long. Earrings that move up the ear or have wings that sweep up minimize a too-thin face or long nose. Hair - Hair pulled back or worn in an updo shows off the oval face the most. In long styles, a great classic look is a center or side part with hair touching shoulders. The short-layered looks with curls and a close extended nape focus on this oval. FASHION TIP: Wide-open necklines or close-necked collars emphasize the oval face. (The Round Face)-This shape is round at the cheeks and a has a circular form.There is more of the face near the ears and gradually less curving upward and downward. The goal: to slim your face. Necklaces - To give a dimension of length, look for long necklaces, 28" to 32". Earrings - Squares, oblongs, rectangles work well as do dangling and angular designs. Elongated styles also go well because they draw attention down instead of around. Hair - Hair below the chin line should be worn with a face-lengthening center part; for hair above chin line, wear an off-center part to interrupt the roundness. Height at the crown and a bare forehead lengthen and slim the face. It's best to avoid short and sleeked-back hairstyles. In short-angled styles, you are best seen with hair brushed away from the face, building extra crown height to narrow the roundness of your features. Though bangs shorten the face, you can wear curly, tousled bangs or a soft wispy fringe . Always avoid full, straight-falling bangs. Wear longer styles closer to the face to give length. FASHION TIP: Avoid rounded, scoop necklines. Use vertical clothing lines and v-neck lines to add angles to the roundness. (The Rectangular or Oblong Face)-The rectangular face has more length than width and it has distinguishable angles. The width of the face at the forehead is the same as the chin. This face needs jewelry that adds width and camouflages the length of the face. Necklaces - A high choker reduces the length of the face, particularly if the neck is too long. In addition, a 16" or 18" necklace that ends in a "U" flatters this face. Hair - Hairstyles should add width and fullness to the sides of the face and around the eyes, cheekbones and ears. This shape benefits from a low side part, with a sweep of hair brushed across the forehead and secured with a comb. The look of volume with an asymmetric flow of hair to one side widens your face and reduces length. Straight-falling bangs or bangs blended with the sides of your hair, shorten the overall face length. Your best hair length reaches to the middle of the neck. Favor volume with curly or wavy styles that are very becoming, giving you the illusion of balanced width. Wide curly bob styles are ideal for this shape. CLOTHING TIP: Avoid long V-necked and vertical lines at the neckline. Use high necklines to shorten the length of the face. MAKEUP TIP: To shorten the face a bit, use darker foundation, powder or blusher to darken the chin. (The Heart-Shaped Face)-This face is wide at the forehead and cheeks, and then narrows sharply to a point at the chin. Think of this face as a triangle. It likes jewelry that adds width to the chin to draw the eye away from the point. Necklaces - A choker necklace is a favorite style because it softens and diminishes the sharp angle of the chin. Earrings - Look for earrings that are wider at the bottom than the top. Dangling earrings that form a triangle are especially flattering. Hair - The goal: diminish forehead width and create a wider, fuller jaw effect. Soft bangs flatter this shape, whether curly or smoother. Or wear a side part with soft three-quarter bangs swept over one side to balance your forehead width. The styles should be fuller at the jaw line. Upswept at the sides and off the forehead further emphasize your feminine appeal . A medium length to mid-neck is your best look. Fullness at the bottom, with hair directed forward onto the cheeks gives you the appearance of a wide chin. The soft layered bob styles are ideal. Or if you prefer, curls or loose waves, shaped from the ears down, add width and fullness to your chin. CLOTHING TIP: Use V-neck and "Sweetheart" neck lines to repeat and emphasize the heart shape. MAKEUP TIP: Highlight the temples if you are not wearing bangs to broaden the forehead.

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How do I keep my beaded jewelry from damaging?
1. Try to save your jewelry separately so it doesn't scratch other jewelry. Plastic bags are very good for protecting beaded jewelry . 2. Take off your jewelry when using harsh chemicals, and try to protect them from extreme temperatures and sunlight. 3. Make sure that you put on your jewelry after washing and applying any makeup, hair spray, gels, lotions or perfume 4. Try not to wear your beaded jewelry when doing outside work or housework and try not to wear it when you swim or take a shower.. 5. Try to save your beaded necklaces or bracelets flat. 6. Make sure that you save your beaded jewelry in a clean dry place..

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What are the standard names for lengths on beaded jewelry?
Beaded jewelry is described by standard names and lengths. These measurements always include the clasp. Bracelet 7 to 8 inches, Choker 15 to 16 inches, Princess 18 inches, Matinee 23 to 26 inches, Opera 30 t0 36 inches, Rope 36 or more inches.

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What is bead?
A bead basically refers to a tiny or small ornamental entities that is perforated from the middle for the purpose of stringing or threading. In other word, beads are those manmade or natural entities which are generally used to accentuate or decorate a person, place or thing. The art of making beads using different materials are known as beadwork. A wide range of string or thread are usually used to weave these beads that can further range from simple to expensive one. Breathtaking varieties of beads have been in use since ages and are usually used by rich persons to demonstrate their status, opulence, ostentatious and kinship. In barter economies, beads was used to be kept as mortgage and as a security for the performance of an obligation or repayment of a debt. As an option to stabbing, plastic beads are moreover moulded onto a string or thread while its manufacturing takes place. These Moulded Onto a Threads are usually used for the throw necklaces which are worn at Mardi Gras. A wide range of beads are purchased after testifying their specified criteria such as their color, size, availability, performance etc. Beads come in an assortment of trendy colors ranging from traditional to the contemporary one and their i.e. availability are subject to their size which can be vary from millimeters to centimeters in their diameter. Beads are usually believed to demonstrate one's opulence by manifold. Beads are the items that anyone intends to buy, but due to their scarcity beads are very difficult to find in common places. Beads come in a large array of variety such as glass beads, metal beads, natural beads, stone beads, wooden beads and so on. In such varieties stone, glass and plastic are usually very common materials. Beads also made out of various sought after materials such as coral, bone, ivory, metal, shell, pearl, gemstones, polymer clay, seeds, metal clay, ceramic, resin, fiber, horn, paper, synthetic minerals, and wood. In some of the civilizations, beads are believed to conjure well being, auspices and protection. Beads were assumed to declare strength, wealth and power and in some cases it is believed that beads tell of those who manufacture them, wear them, mourn, pray, love, pledge and celebrate them. Taking a view of 30000 B.C.E. we obviously found that, beads have been used for depicting religious and personal sensibilities though beads are used for kinship, opulence and status demonstration.

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What are the birthstone colors for Swarovski Crystal beads?
January (Garnet) -February (Amethyst)- March (Aquamarine) -April (Crystal) -May (Emerald) -June (Lt. Amethyst) -July(Ruby) - August (Peridot) - September (Sapphire) - October (Rose) -November (Topaz) - December (Blue Zircon)

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