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.

These unusual beads are ideal for a pendant or bracelet. Each measures 16 x 14 x 8mm. The...
Price is per 30 of these little beads, beautifully made from lightweight aluminium. Each measures 14mm x 8mm,...
Price is for 14 of these beautiful turquoise flower beads, drilled ready to thread. Chuncks measure abount 19mm...
Gems of the Sea "It is perhaps a more fortunate destiny to have a taste for collecting shells...
Price is per four of these unusual leaf beads. Beautifully carved detail - each measures about 20mm x...
These beautiful, unusual beads are made from real Chinese mother-of-pearl. Price is per three flowers - each measure...
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4 Chartreuse-Green Imitation Jade Flower Beads - 14mm
Price is for 4 of these beautiful Chinese imitation jade flower beads. Each measure 12.5 x 14 x 5.5mm, Hole:...
Price is for 3 beads. These Beads are beautifully painted but the paint does not come off infact...
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