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 16-inch string of these unusual tube beads - each measures 12mm x 6mm + matching...
Price is per 15-inch string of these beautiful beads - each tube measures 13mm x 5mm, about 31...
Price is per 15.5-inch string of about 33 tubular beads. Each measures 12mm x 5mm. Jasper is a...
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Dramatic 20mm Blue & Gold or Mint & Gold Electroplated Glass Tube Beads
Price is per 14-inch string of these beautiful large beads. Each bead measures 20mm x 10mm - about 17...
Price is per 16.5-inch string of these beautiful beads. Each measures 13mm x 4mm - about 30 tube...
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Price is per 16-inch string of these beads - each bead measures 4mm x 3mm. The benefits of...
Price is per 16 1/2-inch string of these beautiful beads, ready for stringing - about 51 to the...
Note the beautiful, intricate carving of each of these unusual beads - each measures 15mm x 7mm, ready...
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