Category Archives: Beads

Beads Are Back!

One look at any fashion magazine or website will tell you that beads are back in fashion, big time.

Here at Western Frontier Traders we don’t want you to miss out on the latest so have stocked up on hundreds of gemstone beads and freshwater pearls at wholesale prices. And to make it ever better we have everything you need to make knotted pearl strands, elastic fashion bracelets and necklaces with statement beads on sleek tigertail.

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Currently we stock, rose quartz, amethyst, sodalite, jasper, lava, agate, freshwater pearls, garnet, citrine, peridot, apatite, smoky quartz, coral and howlite…just to name a few! We also stock beading elastic, french wire, tigertail, griffin beading silk, sterling silver beads and findings, bead trays and much, much more. Come in store to see our full range of beading supplies.

Mention this blog anytime during November to receive 5% off all our gemstone beads and freshwater pearl strands.

Lava Beads – Your Next Bead Obsession!

Looking for a bead to make your jewellery unique? Lava Beads are the perfect answer! Naturally beautiful and captivating, lava beads will no doubt make your jewellery stand out from the rest due to their varying textures and irregular shapes.
The Creation of Lava Beads
Like the name suggests, lava beads are formed from lava when a volcano erupts. Upon eruption, the molten lava rises to the top of the volcano and once reaching the atmosphere, cools down and forms rocks. Lava beads are porous in nature as they often have many holes and bubbles, also making them lightweight. Natural lava beads can come in three colours – black, grey and brown, however can be dyed and sold in various other colours.
Creating Jewellery with Lava Beads
Lava beads can be used for many different jewellery creations including earrings, necklaces, bracelets, anklets, brooches, pendants and more. The natural design of lava beads means the beads can easily be threaded. The versatility of the beads and their quirkiness really makes them a stand-out bead for jewellers.
More than Just a Pretty Rock…
Lava beads have a special meaning as they are regarded as a symbol of fertility, endurance and strength. Lava beads provide guidance and hope in difficult times and exert a raw energy given from their origination from the heat under the earth’s surface. Formed from a volcano, lava beads signify a special connection to Mother Nature.

Interested in using lava beads in your jewellery creations, or want to find out more?

Visit us in-store or call Carmel (08) 9330 8311.