Adding beads to a project is a quick way to add color, texture and style. Beads differ in quality, from plastic pony beads to expensive glass masterpieces. There isn't a wrong or right bead for any project, though. Pick what looks good.
Beads are a no-brainer for jewelry, but they can also be added to clothing and accessories to give it a little something extra. Beads used for clothing are usually made of more durable material like metal or plastic to prevent them from getting damaged in the washing machine. I have seen glass beads used on clothes before, but these are hand-wash only items. Make sure that you are using durable beads for your clothing projects, or hand wash items that have fragile or hand-painted beads.