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 beautiful, unusual beads are made from real Chinese mother-of-pearl. Shining silver and brown with very long icicles....
Price is per 15 1/2-inch string of these dramatic beads. All will be a different size and shape,...
Price is per Five of these beautiful long 30mm x 7mm beads. Rainbow calsilica's mysterious eye-catching, vivid and...
Price is per long 17.5-inch string of about 99 graduated beads. Longest measures a long 58mm, going down...
Price is per 15 of these dramatic spacer beads - drill all the way through. Each measures a...
Price is per string of these beads. Salmon pink is 13 inch long  and about 55 beads in...
Price is per 16-inch string of these unusual beads. Each of these beads is slightly different shape and...
Price is per 16-inch string of these unusual dyed (colour fixed) turquoise beads. About 66 icicles to the...
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