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 four of these beautiful wavy, agate beads. Measure 26mm x 26mm x 5mm, drilled to...
Price is per two of these unusual beads. Each measures a large 40mm x 29mm x 7mm -...
Price is per 16-inch string of these unusual beads. Each bead measures 20mm x 6mm - about 19...
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Striking Wavy Oval Blue Sardonyx Agate Beads
Price is for 14.5 inches of these knotted beads string. Size is 42mm x 32mm x 8mm ready...
Price is per 16-inch string of these unusual opalite moonstone beads, drilled all through as picture. Each measures...
£1.75
Price is per pendant - ready to make into a necklace as in picture. Measures 45mm x 30mm...
Price is per bead, drilled ready to thread. These are huge: 2-inches square x 7mm thick. As all...
Price is for two of these large turquoise slabs, all drilled ready to thread. As these are natural,...
£4.99
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