Beading Word Glossary

 

GLOSSARY 

This page will be added to regularly to build you a glossary of beaded related words.

 

FINNISHES TO A BEAD 

COLOUR LINED - A COLOUR COATING IS APPLIED WITHIN THE BEAD, NOT ALWAYS DURABLE AND A FINISHED PIECE CAN APPEAR DIFFERENT.

TRANSPARENT- THE BEAD IS SEE-THROUGH

OPAQUE - THE SOLID COLOUR OF THE BEAD STOPS LIGHT FROM PASSING THROUGH 

TRANSLUCENT - YOU CAN SEE LIGHT THROUGH THE BEAD

MATT - BEAD IS MICROSCOPICALLY TEXTURED TO GIVE A MATT FINNISH 

LUSTRE - A TRANSPARENT AFFECT IS APPLIED TO THE SURFACE OF A BEAD TO GIVE IT A SHINE OR A PEARL EFFECT.

AB EFFECT (AURORA BOREALIS) - A RAINBOW EFFECT IS APPLIED TO THE SURFACE OF THE BEAD TO GIVE IT DIFFERENT COLOURS 

SILVER LINED - A SILVERY LINING IS APPLIED TO THE INSIDE OF THE BEAD - REFLECTS LIGHT

COPPER LINED - A COPPERY LINING IS APPLIED TO THE INSIDE OF THE BEAD - REFLECTS A REDDISH LIGHT

BRONZE LINED - A BRONZY LINING IS APPLIED TO THE INSIDE OF THE BEAD - REFLECTS A BROWN LIGHT

GOLD LINED - A GOLDY LINING IS APPLIED TO THE INSIDE OF THE BEAD - REFLECTS A YELLOW LIGHT 

 

METALS

SILVER PLATED -

GOLD PLATED -

SILVER TONED - 

GUNMETAL BLACK -