Choosing Beads, Heishi & Rondelles Beads & Cleaning Jewellery

9th May 2021

Bead Fairs Are BackSmall bead fairs are back! Our first is Norwich Bead Fair in 2-weeks, on Sunday 23rd May 2021.

Then Saturday 5th June at Luton Bead Fair, just 1/2-hour up the M1 from London, and Essex MrBead Fair the next day, Sunday 6th June. All free entry, free gifts & free refreshments! See bookings so far at Beads Fairs 2021

Until a show, best to order beads online – with MrBead’s no question refund – you have nothing to loose!  New MrBead Shop: https://mrbeadshop.com

Content:
How To Choose Beads
Heishi & Rondelle Beads
How To Easily Clean Jewellery
Returning Beads
Bead Fairs Confirmed On
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Enjoy the new shop with 15% off anything with no minimum order. This is £15 off £100 worth of beads – the more you spend: the more you save! Only once per customer.

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How To Choose Beads

Search For BeadsThere’s literally billions of permutations of beads: material, shape, size and texture. So to find exactly want you want will be difficult. However, if you’re flexible, there are ways to make searching easier.

  1. The Search Box is always the fastest – be specific.
  2. If this brings up too much, try Categories.
  3. At MrBead you can also search by Shape or Colour.
  4. Then from there, you can select size.
  5. On the MrBead shop you can also search each category by New to Old, A-Z, Z-A, Price Low to High and best sellers. Plus you can choose to view these by grid or list modes.

Of course, exactly what your looking for may not be available. It pays not to be stubborn. People at fairs walk around looking for beads like their sample: but rarely find. Change your design to fit similar. If you think you may need exactly the same bead in the future: always order more to start with.

Heishi & Rondelle Beads

Heishi Beads
Heishi BeadsHeishi beads (pronounced ‘hee shee’), are small disc beads, differing from rondelles by being flat.

They date back over 8,000 years, when originally made from polished stone or shell. The word originates from American Indians around New Mexico, where it could take days to produce just a few beads.

Heisi BeadsToday they’re mechanically mass-produced, so becoming affordable to everyone. Because heishis lay on a string close together, there’s always a lot of beads per strand.

Rondelle Beads
Rondelle BeadsRondelles are flattened spherical beads – being the most popular shape for jewellery making, after round. They differ from heishi by their curve. Rondelles make a lovely alternative to round beads, and make your jewellery designs more interesting.

Abacus BeadsThey’re also known as Abacus Beads, going back thousands of years in China. However, the abacus was also used in many other countries to count, long before numbers were invented. The first abacus was likely to use wooden beads, but all materials can be modelled into this shape.

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Our Rondelle Beads

How To easily Clean Jewellery

There are hundreds of home recipes using all sorts of household ingredients to clean jewellery. No need to waste money on special cleaners.

Keep your jewellery looking as amazing as the day you bought it. Try these easy and cheap cleaning options with an old toothbrush and a clean rag:

• Ammonia
Great for cleaning diamonds. Mix four cups with one cup of warm water, then soak the jewellery for about 15-minutes and clean with a toothbrush. Rinse with clear water and cloth dry.

• Toothpaste
Cleaning JewelleryMix warm water with the toothpaste and use a toothbrush to clean – rinse and dry after.

• Vinegar
Simply pore white vinegar into any container and soak the jewellery for 15-minutes. Dusting with Diatomaceous Earth after, will prevent tarnishing. Clean with a toothbrush and finish with a water rinse and dry.

• Rennie or any Antiacids
Indigestion tablets cure more than heartburn! Place two into a container of warn water and soak the jewellery in the bubbles for 2-mintues. Rinse with clear water and dry to finish.

• Baking Soda & Aluminum Foil
Cleaning JewelleryGreat to remove tarnish from silver. Line a tray with the foil, lay the jewellery on, and sprinkle with baking powder. Then slowly pore a cup of boiling water on. The tarnish will collect on the tin foil. Then turn the jewellery over and repeat on the other side. Finish with a a water rinse and cloth dry.

• Salt, Baking Powder & Detergent
Best for gold jewellery. Mix a cup of hot water with a teaspoonful or baking powder with the same of salt & washing powder. Soak the jewellery for 10-minutes, wash with water and dry.

• Soap & Water
Good for soft or porous semi-precious stones like turquoise or pearls. Use warn water with laundry detergent. Rinse & cloth dry.

Returning Beads

At MrBead we offer a no questions return policy – you can mail anything you don’t like back, and we’ll refund you. So you have nothing to loose ordering!

However, as late, we’re getting beads mailed back with no mention of who they’re from or what order. It can take us up to 1/2-an-hour to work out who to refund on these – against a 2-minute refund if you tell us the order number with the return.

So, if you send anything back: please include the order number with the beads!

For Details On Returning, Click Here.

Bead Fairs Confirmed On

Norwich Bead FairPlease come to visit us and see our beads ‘in the flesh’! All shows will be socially distanced and a limit to the numbers in the hall at any one time.

If anyone would like to exhibit (for free!) at Essex on Sunday 6th June, just email me. No free space in the other fairs. Click the show’s name below for more info:

Sunday 23rd May 11am-4pm: Norwich Bead Fair, The George Best Western Hotel, Norwich NR2 2DA
Saturday 5th June 11am-4pm – Luton Bead Fair, The Stockwood Hotel, Luton LU1 3SS – 1/2-hour up the M1 from London.
Sunday 6th June 11am-4pm: Essex MrBead Bead Fair, Great Bromley Village Hall, Gt Bromley, Colchester CO7 7JA.
Sunday 4th July 10.30am-4pm: Cornish Probus Bead Fair, Probus Village Hall, Probus TR2 4NB.
Weekend 10th-11th July 10am-4pm: Lyndhurst Gem n Bead Fair, Lyndhurst Community Centre, Lyndhurst SO43 7NY.
Sunday 18th July 11am-4pm: Norwich Bead Fair, The George Best Western Hotel, Norwich NR2 2DA

Full List of All 19 Bead Fairs Booked So Fair at: Bead Beads 2021

15% Off All From MrBead

Enjoy the new shop with 15% off anything with no minimum order. This is £15 off £100 worth of beads – the more you spend: the more you save! Only once per customer.

Shipping is free too on UK orders over £30 – under this UK P&P is just £2.50. International shipping from £5.

Can only be used at the NEW shop & not with any other coupon. To get the discount Key SEARCH at checkout now, as offer ends Friday 14th May 2021. Use at https://mrbeadshop.com.

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