Glass beads are a bright and beautiful way to create special jewelry designs. It is incredible that they have changed and improved throughout the millennia as we have improved our technologies and abilities to work and finish glass of all sorts.
There are glass beads that have been carbon dated back to 2,200 BC, in Mesopotamia; and glass beads and baubles were found in the tomb of the famous Egyptian King, Tutankhamen. Early glass beads were created from different sand types in high temperature fires or kilns, and they were basic in color, shape and finish.
As far back as the early 1300's in Murano, Italy, however, glass factories were creating everything ranging from tiny seed beads to elaborate lamp work beads and pendants, as well as basic Millefiori (thousand flower) beads that were made from another technical process of creating canes out of different glass colors, and stretching them thin over great distances while the glass was molten-hot, enabling the designs inside the cane to be consistent and uniform enough to create beautiful patterns on the surface of beads and pendants.
Halcraft Collection manufactures Glass beads in India, in The Czech Republic, in China and sometimes even in Tibet and Italy, and we proudly offer these Glass beads to our customers at competitive prices. Glass beads from Halcraft Collection are available in such a wide assortment of sizes, colors and finishes, that any creative person that is interested in jewelry would be able to find dozens of different styles that would look amazing in any finished jewelry design.
Halcraft Collection is proud to introduce Swarovski® branded crystals. Choose from over 250 Swarovski beads and flat backs. Buy with confidence, we are an authorized Swarovski® Retailer and sell 100% genuine Swarovski® Crystals.
We have added a wide-ranging selection of glue-down flat back 100% Swarovski® Branded Gemstones, as well as some beautiful bicone and skulls. These amazing machine cut crystal beads and flat-backs are the perfect upgrades to any jewelry project or crystallized projects, such as garment design and fingernail design!
Use your imagination and consider adding these gorgeous products to your already gorgeous creations, and enjoy the bling, the shine, the sparkle, that is classic Swarovski!!
Pendants are big, fun, and make a statement! We have so many pendants that you can find whatever you need to match all kinds of looks: Boho, Bling, Natural, Fancy, Chakra, all colors, shapes and sizes - we have a lot of Pendants!
A good way to go is to pick a material that you want, or search by color or shape. Halcraft Collection is always adding new Pendants so please return and browse through our great and glamorous Pendant collection. If you are looking for stone - we have so many different stone pendants that are carved, faceted, dyed, shaped, and also barely touched and natural. We have some really big pendants that you can see from across the room, and pendants that are small and delicate and have great detail.
We have pendants that sparkle as if they are battery operated, others that take Millennia to form and are carefully mined and cut to show the beauty that our Earth can harness. The amount and different styles of glass pendants is remarkable and we are always looking for something new to excite you. Many styles we have designed on our own through trial and error, we also have classics that people are always looking for.
Have fun exploring our Pendant Collection - we have had a lot of fun collecting them!