Cores are a hot topic in the bead world, smaller vs bigger, lined or unlined? That's before you even get on to branded or unbranded (my particular foible) and how much "lining" shows in comparison to the glass or stone.
|Photo by Endangered Trolls - Please do not reproduce without permission|
My lovely friend Victoria over at Endangered Trolls sent over these photos to help me illustrate my point better.
You can see from the photos above and below that the core diameters are different sizes, the thickness of the lining of the core that "shows" is different too, some are branded, some are plain however these are all lined, this is to protect the bracelet... unlined glass beads would damage a silver chain.
All photos by Endangered Trolls - Please do not reproduce without permission
Non bead people would probably be surprised at how much time and attention is given to the cores considering there's nothing there, it's kinda the bit that's missing from the bead - bit like the hole in a Polo Mint - which has an 0.8cm core in case you were curious!
|The sweet with the core!|
What is the missing bit of something that you obsess over?
Bead folk - what kind of core do you love to love or love to hate?