Stones can be carved into any shape, although many are cut to similar facets as natural gems. Furthermore, these faceted beads can be made oval, square, rhombus, rondelle, and other forms, apart from round.  Differing shapes add interest to your design. Many are obvious like heart or leaf - but others, like briolette or rhombus, are not so well know.  Familiarize yourself to the standard shapes; it will improve your jewellery making.  Remember, beads are three-dimensional: so round or oval can also be flat or puff.  Pillow can be rectangle or square, and nugget can be almost any shape not uniform, sometimes called freeform.

Price is per 16-inch string of these beautiful reconstituted amber beads - 1/10 the price of natural amber....
Price is per 16-inch string of these beautiful reconstituted amber beads - 1/10 the price of natural amber....
 Price is per 16-inch string of these beautiful beads. Each barrel measures 12mm x 9mm - loads of...
Price is per 13-inch string of these beautiful beads - each measures 10mm x 8mm, about 32 to...
Price is per 13-inch string of these beautiful beads - each measures 10mm x 8mm, about 32 to...
Price is per 16-inch string of Genuine Chinese coral, dyed red but colour fixed. Each bead measures about...
Price is per 16-inch string of these beautiful reconstituted turquoise beads - each measures a long 30mm x...
Price is per 15 of these dramatic spacer beads - drill all the way through. Each measures a...
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