Welcome to the blog of Starman, Inc., also known as www.CzechBeads.com, your source for wholesale Czech glass beads, CzechMates, TOHO Japanese seed beads, and more. We are proud to inform bead lovers of the many new and exciting products and events that happen within our multifaceted industry.
Friday, April 18, 2008
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Getting the beads to display the way you want them to in a photo can also prove to be difficult. Daylight fluorescent bulbs are an ideal light source for taking accurate product shots, but they can only show one side of alexandrite.
The contrast between the two variations is so striking that it is very difficult to switch one to the other by attempting drastic adjustments in photoshop.
To get the deep brilliance to show you may need to play around with your camera's white balance settings. The purple versions of these pictures were taken under halogen lighting with the white balance of the camera set to incandescent. The pictures were then modified and adjusted slightly in photoshop.
Monday, April 14, 2008
Below are some quick links to see our brilliant alternatives to diamonds.
0003 : Crystal
X0003: Crystal AB
SL0003: Crystal Silverlined
L0003: Luster Crystal
LR0003: Luster Iris Crystal
M0003: Matte - Crystal
MX0003: Matte - Crystal AB
Toho Seed Bead Color Numbers:
1F: Frosted Crystal
21: Crystal Silverline
21F: Fronsted Crystal Silverline
161: Trans-Rainbow Crystal
161F: Frosted Trans-Rainbow Crystal
3201: Crystal/Silver Mix
This link will take you to a list of Rhinestone Findings with crystal clear chatons. We carry a full line of birthstone colors in many shapes and sizes. Of all the colored stones in settings we carry, none are more popular than crystal.
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Retail Ready in hanks that consist of 6 strands, 6 inches long each. All of the styles are assortable when you buy a minimum combination of 5 hanks. You'll be able to offer your customers a wide variety at great prices!
These beads are unlike any other glow in the dark bead available in the market today. It's not a cheap flaky coating that makes these beads glow; they are made of quality Czech glass with a special glowing mineral added to the glass at the time of pressing. The glass takes on a natural dual-tone glow that brightens and intensifies even the most brilliant glass colors. We also offer lustered glow in the dark beads for a more elusive look. No one will suspect that they glow until after the sun goes down. The beads are also sensitive enough to give off an ominous glow even in the shade, or in dimly lit hallways.
You will notice that each glass color reacts with the glow in the dark substance slightly different. Some colors , such as 2021 and 3003 give off a bright blue-green swirl while colors like 1006 have a speckled, greenish glow.
Give your jewelry a new look after dark with our Wildly Bohemian Nightlight collection. They quickly charge under daylight, lamplight and also UV Light. Their glow lasts for hours and black light can give it an extra boost. Perfect for daily wear as well as the party scene!
Beads used for the bracelet:
227-1210-D88495 - Flattened Ovals 12/10mm : Glow in the Dark - Luster Transparent Topaz/Pink
TR-11-2031F - Round 11/0 : Silver-Lined Frosted Rainbow Rosaline
TR-11-999 - Round 11/0 : Gold-Lined Rainbow Black Diamond
TR-11-21 - Round 11/0 : Silver-Lined Crystal
TR-03-993 - Round 6/0 : Gold-Lined Black Diamond
34-44-91002 - M.C. Beads 4/4mm - Bicone : Luster - Pink Lemonade
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