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 for 16 inches of these gold heart beads. Each beads measures 9.5mm x 9.5mm x 2mm....
Price is per 15 1/2-inch string of these beautiful reconstituted turquoise beads - about 26 hearts to the...
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Price is per 10 of these beautiful clasps. Picture show two clasps. Heart measures 12mm x 11mm.
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Price is per 16-inch string of these unusual new style beads. Each heart measures 8mm x 8mm x...
These beautiful, unusual beads are made from real Chinese mother-of-pearl. Price is per 15-inch string of about 33...
All these beads are beautifully hand blown and coloured in Southern China. Size of each bead: 10mm x...
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