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.

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Marvelous Big Fancy Drop Ametrine Nugget Bead String
Price is for 17 inches of these ametrine nugget beads.Each measure about 32mm x 18mm x 13mm with...
These unusual top-drilled fancy drop beads are ametrine - which consists of amethyst with a little citrine. Each...
£4.50
Price is per 16-inch string of these beautiful quartz beads. Largest average size is 21mm x 6mm x...
Price is per 16-inch string of these beautiful beads. Largest in the string measures about 18mm x 9mm...
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Amazing Long Fancy Icicle Drop Royal Blue Sodalite Beads -Heavy
Price is for 15 inches of the beautiful cut and drilled beads.The fantastic blue colour of these beads...
Price is per 16-inch string of these distinctive beads, Average largest fancy-drop bead measures about 13mm x 5mm...
Price is per 16-inch string of these beautiful beads. All are different size and shape, but average largest...
Price is per 16-inch string of these beautiful beads. Largest bead in the string measures about 14mm x...
£4.50
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