Stone Cold Beads
Looking for the ultimate in fishing beads? If so, you’ve come to the right place. We at Stone Cold Beads are he one and only fishing bead manufacturer that uses natural gemstones to produce our amazing fishing beads. Our goal is to provide an environmentally friendly alternative to lead, plastic and glass fishing beads as well as a innovative product that is superior every way.
Fish Attracting Colors
Stone Cold Beads are made from brilliant natural gemstones like coral, agate, carnelian, topaz, jade, quartz, and more. We focus our buying efforts on sourcing stones that offer the most effective fish attracting colors. Over the years we rigorously tested our beads and they have proven to catch fish over and over again. Our Stone Cold Beads are the true gem of the bead fishing industry, providing anglers with one of a kind hard and heavy fishing beads excellent for straight bead fishing or using as colorful accent when building fishing lures.
Rugged and Tough
What makes Stone Cold Beads better? Our beads are not only beautiful and attractive to fish, they’re also heavy and hard. The dense makeup of natural stone fishing beads results in a much stronger bead than traditional glass beads or plastic fishing beads. plus they sink much faster allowing anglers to get their set up down in the water where it needs to be for a longer period of time.
When we purchase our stones we focus our efforts on buying the kinds of gemstone that are mineral dense and heavy. These types of stone provide a very strong finished product which will hold up better under the extreme conditions like drifting fishing off a rocky river bottom. We want to be sure that when our beads are bounced across the bottom of a river or stream colliding with several rocks along our beads will hold up and keep the original fish attracting appearance. We have noticed when fishing other beads in these same conditions it will literally take the paint off of painted lead beads within just a few casts. Glass beads hold up a little better but tend to scratched up and in some cases event break when fishing in rocky waters.
Hard Plastic beads are fairly rugged, but ones that have been painted can chip and scratch. In addition plus plastic beads require the use of weight to get them deep enough in the water to where they can actually catch fish.
Soft plastic beads are another fishing bead option but because the plastic is so soft they tend to be weak and completely if ever snagged or caught up on something the line tends to tear right through them or they simply come off the hook.
These are among the reason we set out to create a stronger alternative. One of the ways we determine the strength of our fishing beads is by using the Mohs hardness test which indicates the hardness of a specific material. For example, a diamond in one of the hardest substances in the world and has the highest Mohs rating which in 10, lead, on the other hand, has almost the lowest Mohs rating at 1.5 Mohs.
A glass bead is anywhere from 4-5 Mohs which is prone to cracking and breaking. We select gemstone for our fishing beads that are between 6-8 Mohs range providing a super hard and super strong bead that holds up longer than glass or lead.
Unlike most fishing tackle, Stone Cold Beads are 100% safe for the environment. Using our fishing beads helps prevent the polluting of our valuable fish estuaries. Stop using plastics, glass, or lead beads today and use our safe eco-friendly alternative Stone Cold Beads. Fish love them and so does the environment.
SCB Fishing Beads Production
The manufacture of a Stone Cold Fishing bead is a long and difficult process. First, we have to find the right types of stone with the right coloration. We only use hard stones ranging from 6-8 Mohs on the Mohs hardness scale. This is important because we want a rugged and tough fishing bead that can handle being bounced across the bottom of a rocky river reducing the risk of breaking.
Next, the raw stones must first be cut, This is achieved by cutting the stone into cubes, and placing them in a chamfering machine. The cubed stones bound around in the cylinder of the chamfering machine knocking off corners off the cubes making them into a somewhat round in shape.
After this stage, the grinding begins. The rough cut beads are placed into a grinding machine and ran through several stages of grinding, once the grinding is complete and the beads are either smooth or faceted and round in shape.
The next phase is to enhance coloring. This is achieved through heat treating or a combination of heat and dyes. This process produces the brilliant coloration that make our beads to successful in the water.
The next step is either polishing to produce a nice glossy finish or we leave them rough offering a mat finish which is great for applying scent because it tends to stay on the beads longer due to the porous surface.
The last step before our beads are packaged and shipped is to drill the holes resulting in our finished product.
As you can see the process of creating our Stone Cold Beads is much more expensive than the production of injection molded plastics or refining glass, however each step is necessary for producing the end result, which is a beautiful natural stone fishing bead that have superior strength, a variety of colors and best of all excellent fish attracting capabilities.