Unique beads from India - Lac Beads

Published: 05th July 2007
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Lac beads are one of the rarest and most unique beads in the world. They are made from a natural and eco-friendly substance called lac. Lac is a resinous substance which is secreted by tiny lac insects (say beetle) which belong to bug family. The widely known lac insect in India is known as "kerria lac kerr". Lac is safe to use as it is non-toxic and bio-degradable product.

Lac beads can be found in many colors and designs. They have a shiny luster which gives them an exotic look. Generally, lac beads are handmade and require an expert craftsmanship to give them an exclusive shape. These handmade beads are very famous and people prefer wearing lac worked jewelries than other jewelry as the products made up of lac are anti-allergic to skin as compared to other metal jewelry.

Lac beads can be found in varying shapes such as round beads, square beads, heart shaped beads, bell beads, and egg shaped beads and many other unusual shapes. Beaded lac beads with works of mirrors, cut-stones, metal rings, tiny small beads and other accessories give these lac beads a royal look. Many jewelries such as earrings, necklaces, bracelets, pendants can be made using lac beads. Apart from making jewelry, these lac beads can also be used to decorate homes. For example, during Christmas these beads can be used to decorate Christmas trees. Lac beads are very unique and different from other types of beads. For people who are in search of wholesale beads, lac beads can turn out to be a great choice.

Articles made up of lac beads give a graceful and tempting touch to the decor. Lac is delicately used to make beautiful lac beads which truly combine colors with superlative designs.

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