Friday, December 21, 2012

Cultured Sea Glass

ZnetShows' sea glass products are finally getting a name!  We are proud to present what we consider is a more accurate description of what our products are.  Similar to cultured pearls in the salt and freshwater industry, our glass beads are not 100% natural.  They are hand made with multiple steps between raw glass material and the soft, matte finished glass bead in front of you.  The glass is painstakingly transformed over many weeks from non-descript, unattractive raw glass to frosty beads capable of captivating beaders and fashionistas alike. 

We mimic the natural process of the sea with a matte finish (no acid etching is used).  The color of the cultured sea glass is original and is not dyed nor plated on.  Finally, the sea glass is actually glass!  Many customers have asked us in disbelief: "How can you sell sea glass so cheap?  It has to be plastic!"  To that we reply: "Sorry about that, if you would like to pay more, we'd be glad to raise the prices..."   The way we keep our prices low is to have a fully vertically integrated system from design to prototyping to materials to shaping, matte finishing, stringing, packaging, and shipping - we do it all.  This way we have no middlemen to pay, no expensive mark ups to pass on and you get direct from the source pricing. 

Cultured Sea Glass Beads

As with other cultured products, we can also make custom designs.  The prototyping may take a while and training our craftsmen to learn a new shape may also take a while, but almost any shape is possible.  For more information about customizing a cultured sea glass shape or production, please give us a call: 1-800-808-1782