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 two of these long beautiful beads. Ideal as a pendant or focal bead. Each measures...
Price is for 2 beads. Each beads measures 31mm x 10mm and buttom drilled. Note: Actual  colour is...
Price is per two of these beautiful faceted agate beads. Each measures a large 26mm x 18mm -...
Price is per 15 1/2-inch string of these beautiful opalite moonstone beads - about 28 teardrops to the...
Price is per 9-inch string of about 50 teardrops - each measures 12mm x 5mm, top-drilled. Magical Aurora...
Price is per four of these unusual blue turquoise beads - each measures 25mm x 17mm 8mm, ideal...
These beautiful 6mm to 7mm pearls have around 86 to a 15-inch string.  The least expensive cultured pearls...
Price is for 8 beads. Each bead measures  16mm x 10mm all top drilled ready to thread. Choose...
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