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 pendant with blister pearl in the middle.  As these are all natural, each will be...
These beautiful, unusual beads are made from real Chinese mother-of-pearl. Price is for seven flowers - each measure...
Price is for two of these beautifully shaped beads. Size is 18mm x 8mm. What Is Cloisonne?Cloisonné is...
£1.99
Price is per 30 of these beautiful Tibetan Silver spacers - each measures 7mm x 7mm x 3mm....
Price is per petal bead, drilled as in picture. Each measures about 25mm x 13mm x 5mm. Each...
£1.50
Price is per four of these beautiful beads. Each measures 24mm x 19mm - the hole for stringing...
Gems of the Sea "It is perhaps a more fortunate destiny to have a taste for collecting shells...
Price is per 3 of these unusual leaf beads - each measures 28mm x 22mm x 5mm. Drilled...
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