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Beading: A Great Hobby and Business

Beading can give you many hours of pleasure and can absorb you intensely if taken up as a business. It is a simple art to take up and involves working with colored gemstone beads and thread called flex to create great jewelry that is simple and beautiful. Imagine beautifully colored gemstone beads like blue sapphire beads, emerald beads, fiery red ruby strands – isn’t the vision inviting?

Recently the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts in San Francisco, Calif., announced a new scholarship for people with a passion for beading. According to a report on jckonline the scholarship covers any of The Revere Academy’s three-day classes. It offers full tuition plus airfare from anywhere in the U.S. as well as lodging in San Francisco, and kit fees.

This proves that for some beading is a serious business. Some others however do it purely as a pastime. One they can spend hours pursuing without getting bored. For beading is an art that does not require much skill, practice or excessive creativity. As compared to jewelry designing making beaded jewelry is a breeze and can even be done by youngsters and children. Working with different colored beads whether they are gemstone beads or glass or crystal or even plastic and wooden beads has a thrill all its own.

beading-work

Beading Work

You do not need sophisticated tools or a lot of space to take up beading. Beaded jewelry is easy to make and you can indulge in your whims and fancies using combinations of different colored and sized beads to make necklaces, lariats, chokers, opera length strings and such. If you make a mistake or don’t like the design all you have to do is unstring the beads and start over with a new design. There is no loss of precious materials or labor involved.

For the more serious you can take it up as a side business. Colored gemstone beads like ruby beads, emerald beads, amethyst, aquamarine, sapphire beads are available at retailers in brick-and-mortar stores as well as virtual online stones. You can choose from a wide array of precious and semi precious beads to make not only necklaces but also dangling earrings, bracelets, anklets and almost any piece of jewelry you put your mind to.

And in case you are still wondering, the application deadline for the Revere scholarship is Aug 15 2011. The winner will be announced Sept 15. For more information you can visit Revere Academy.

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