5 things you can do with glass beads

There are so many things one can do with glass beads, the options are pretty much endless.


One of the most obvious things to do is to create beautiful jewelry.
From necklaces, bracelets, and earrings to rings, hat pins, broaches and more. The only limit when using glass beads in jewelry is your imagination.

They are a popular choice for making jewelry because of their wide range of colours and various shapes and sizes.

It’s not uncommon to use glass beads to make colourful earrings, bracelets and necklaces. Items that make a statement about ones style.

One of the most common types of jewelry made with glass beads are necklaces. These can be simple chains with two or three beads that slide along it, or a more elaborate necklace boasting a large glass bead full of colour and decoration. This style is usually wired with a metal wire like silver or copper and hangs from a bail on a long cord or chain.

Earrings are the next most popular way to use glass beads. It’s easy to get lost in all the colours and earring designs. Try hanging a single bead on a hoop earring. Wiring up the glass bead will allow you to hang the single glass bead off any of your favourite earrings.


Glass beads can be used as buttons to add a decorative touch to clothing. They’re a fun and stylish way to personalize your wardrobe and make it stand out. Not only can they be used as traditional buttons on sweaters and jackets, but they can also be used as fasteners for “boho” style bracelets by jewelry artists.

Home Decor

Glass beads can be a unique and creative medium for creating art. With a wide range of colours and shapes, glass beads can be used in a variety of artistic projects to add texture, depth, and sparkle to the finished piece.

Mosaics are a popular way to use glass beads. Many who use beads in this way are making table tops, stepping stones, wall art, and even lampshades to add colour and interest to their home decor or gardens.

To use glass beads for items like these, the beads can be broken or crushed so they are flattened in the cement or epoxy being used at the base.

Curtains are very popular or used to be. Hundreds of glass beads are strung in long strands and fastened to a door way or a curtain rod so the light shines through the beads. Glass beads can be used to add decoration to a fan pull or a lamp pull.

I’ve seen examples of glass beads being used as textural components in a painting or in stained glass art like windows and dream catchers.

Knobs & Handles

Glass beads can be a unique and stylish choice for handles on servingware, such as soup ladles or salad serving sets. Adding colorful and decorative handles is a creative way to personalize servingware and make it stand out, whether for entertaining, for a wedding in the brideโ€™s colours, or as a thoughtful gift.

In addition to servingware, glass beads can also be used to create decorative knobs for doors, drawers, and other home furnishings. These can add a touch of glamour and shine to your home decor, and can be used to update the look of existing items or to add a decorative touch to new pieces. Glass bead knobs can also be used on plumbing fixtures, such as faucets, to add a touch of style and personality to your bathroom or kitchen.

Dressing up Accessories

Glass beads can be a stylish and unique choice for adding unique and decorative elements to functional items such as barware, desk accessories, and sewing tools. There are many creative ways to incorporate glass beads into these items, adding a touch of glamour and shine to your home or workspace.

For barware, wine bottle stoppers, swizzle sticks, cocktail picks, and strainers are just a few examples of items that can be adorned with glass beads. These can add a touch of style and personality to your barware collection and impress your guests.

Desk accessories, such as letter openers and pens, are also great candidates for incorporating glass beads. These can make a great choice for office administrators or as creative awards, and the added sparkle of the beads will make them stand out.

Sewing tools, such as seam rippers, are another popular choice for decorating with glass beads. Adding beads to these functional items can add a unique touch and make them more visually appealing, while still retaining their practical purpose.

In conclusion, glass beads are a versatile and attractive choice for creating a wide range of items, from jewelry to home decor and accessories. They offer a wide range of colors, shapes and sizes, making them a popular choice for jewelry makers and artists. The only limit when using glass beads is your imagination.

Are you ready to start incorporating glass beads into your projects and adding a touch of sparkle and shine to your creations? Then it’s time to get started! Visit my online shop to see what’s possible and available.ย  www.moltenglasscreations.ca