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15x15x15mm Black Lava Rock Trillion Focal Pendant Waxed Set of 6 beads

15x15x15mm Black Lava Rock Trillion Focal Pendant Waxed Set of 6 beads

$9.00

15x15x15mm Black Lava Rock Top Drilled Trillion Focal Pendant is a lightly waxed Set of 6 beads.  These wonderfully smooth lava rock triangles have...

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3.5mm Multi Color Tourmaline Native Faceted Rondelles 13 inch 165 beads

3.5mm Multi Color Tourmaline Native Faceted Rondelles 13 inch 165 beads

$15.00

3.5mm Multi Color Tourmaline present with an wide assortment in a rich color palette of medium to deep color saturation in Pink, Green, Brown, Gol...

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6mm Amazonite faceted round beads 15.5 inch 66 pieces AAA Quality

6mm Amazonite faceted round beads 15.5 inch 66 pieces AAA Quality

$12.00

Amazonite faceted round beads measure approximate 6mm diameter, 15.5 inch length, 66 pieces

8.5mm Matte River Stone Jasper plain round beads 15.5 inch, 48 pieces
6mm Matte River Stone Jasper plain round beads 14.25 inch, 60 pieces
8mm Sand Beige River Stone Jasper plain round Beads 16 inch 51 pieces Sold out

8mm Sand Beige River Stone Jasper plain round Beads 16 inch 51 pieces

$10.00

Natural, Warm Sandy Beige hue River Stone Jasper approximate 8mm average on the 16 inch strand of 51 pieces

3x5 mm Pool Blue Apatite Plain Rectangle Beads, 12 inch

3x5 mm Pool Blue Apatite Plain Rectangle Beads, 12 inch

$16.08
$8.00

Approx. Length 12 inch strand | Approx. Bead Size 3-5mm

8mm Sardonyx plain round beads 14.5 inch 47 pieces

8mm Sardonyx plain round beads 14.5 inch 47 pieces

$10.00

8mm diameter Sardonyx unfaceted round beads measure approximately 14.5 inches in length with approximately 47 pieces per strand.

Pyrite Faceted Rondelle Beads, 14 inch, 3-3.5mm diameter, 140 pieces

Pyrite Faceted Rondelle Beads, 14 inch, 3-3.5mm diameter, 140 pieces

from $11.25

Approx. Strand Length14 inches, | Approx. Bead Size 3-3.5mm diameter | 140 pieces

6mm MultiColor Amazonite faceted round beads 16 inch 67 pieces

6mm MultiColor Amazonite faceted round beads 16 inch 67 pieces

$8.00

MultiColor Amazonite faceted round beads measure approximate 6mm diameter, 16 inch length, 67 pieces

14mm Black-tone Ball Magnetic Clasp with White Rhinestones

14mm Black-tone Ball Magnetic Clasp with White Rhinestones

$4.02
$3.00

Approx. Bead Size 14mm diameter, 20mm length | 1 bead

8mm Banded Teal Blue Agate plain rounds 15 inch 47 beads

8mm Banded Teal Blue Agate plain rounds 15 inch 47 beads

$10.00

8mm diameter Teal Blue Banded Agate plain rounds 15 inch 47 beads: Approximates

6mm Frosted Picture Jasper plain round beads 15 inch 60 pieces
6mm Botswana Banded Agate faceted round beads 15.5 inch 67 pieces AAA

6mm Botswana Banded Agate faceted round beads 15.5 inch 67 pieces AAA

$20.00

Natural Botswana Banded Agate faceted round beads measure approximately 6mm diameter, 15.5 inch length, 67 pieces. All natural colors.

6mm Matte Hematite plain round 15.25 inch 74 Beads 2mm inside diameter

6mm Matte Hematite plain round 15.25 inch 74 Beads 2mm inside diameter

$5.36
$4.00

Matte finish Hematite plain round beads measure approximately 6mm diameter average on the 15.25 inch strand of approximately 74 beads with a 2mm in...

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6mm River Stone Jasper plain round beads 15 inch 60 pieces

6mm River Stone Jasper plain round beads 15 inch 60 pieces

$8.00

River Stone Jasper plain round beads approximate 6mm, 15 inch, 60 pieces

6mm Brown Madagascar Agate plain rounds 15 inch 63 Beads Sold out

6mm Brown Madagascar Agate plain rounds 15 inch 63 Beads

$8.04
$6.00

Brown Madagascar Agate plain rounds with 1.5mm Inside Diameter drill hole, approximate 6mm diameter average, 15 inch length, 63 beads, untreated agate

4mm Amazonite plain round beads 15.5 inch 98 pieces

4mm Amazonite plain round beads 15.5 inch 98 pieces

$10.72
$8.00

approximate 4mm, 15.5 inch, 98 pieces

10mm Black Lava Rock Round Beads 15 inch 39 pcs

10mm Black Lava Rock Round Beads 15 inch 39 pcs

$10.00

approximate 10mm average diameter on the 15 inch strand of 39 pieces

7mm Rhodium Silver plated Brass Ball Magnetic Clasp Set of 5 pieces

7mm Rhodium Silver plated Brass Ball Magnetic Clasp Set of 5 pieces

$8.00

Approximates: 7mm diameter x 11mm length,  Silver Rhodium plated Brass Ball Magnetic Clasp Set of 5 pieces

6mm Dark Chocolate Agate plain round Beads 15 inch 63 pieces

6mm Dark Chocolate Agate plain round Beads 15 inch 63 pieces

$8.04
$6.00

Dark Chocolate Agate plain round Beads with 1.5mm Inside Diameter drill hole, approximate 6mm diameter average, 15 inch length, 63 beads, and color...

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10mm Natural Cream Mother of Pearl polished round Beads 15 inch 41 pieces

10mm Natural Cream Mother of Pearl polished round Beads 15 inch 41 pieces

$20.00

Untreated, Mother of Pearl plain round beads measure approximate 10mm average on the 15 inch strand of 41 pieces

Silver plated Magnetic Slider Clasp 4 Strand, 25x10mm, 1 piece
10mm Gold-tone White Rhinestone Round Magnetic Clasp 1 piece

10mm Gold-tone White Rhinestone Round Magnetic Clasp 1 piece

$4.02
$3.00

Approximate 10mm diameter x 16mm length Gold-tone with White Rhinestone Magnetic Round Clasp


Choose a Look

Most of us have a particular style we like to wear, be it tailored and classical, easy and casual, or very trendy. Style of dress can be a help when choosing beads for a project. A necklace of pale green fluorite beads alternating with freshwater pearls would go well with a linen suit; a string of over-sized African beads looks great with a casual top, and a bracelet of brightly-colored, chunky square beads is very fresh.

Color

Creating jewelry to go with a particular outfit is the easiest because the colors of the outfit give you a place to start. Decide if you want the gemstones you buy to match the colors in the outfit or contrast with them. For example, if a top has a particular color of green in it, you could choose fluorite beads to make necklace in a similar color.

If you want to use a contrasting color to show off the jewelry, choose the shade that is on the opposite side of the color wheel. So if you have an orange jacket, a necklace of blue lapis lazuli square beads would provide contrast.

Size

Beads come in all different sizes and can be used in a number of ways. You can use one large focal bead surrounded by many small ones to draw attention to the one bead. Many necklaces and bracelets are made with an alternating pattern of larger and smaller beads together. Another idea might be to create a string of similar-sized beads in many different colors, such as African beads.

Shape

Some of the most common shapes for beads are round and tubular, but there are many shapes to choose from, and beautiful pieces can come out of combinations. Some shapes, like hearts, make great accents, while others, like chips and small rondelles, serve as perfect spacer or filler beads. Large, chunky nuggets or natural crystals look great on their own or mixed with smaller beads. African beads such as opals can be purchased in different shapes that blend well to create a coordinated piece.

Weight

Large beads can be heavy, so be careful how many you use in one necklace or bracelet. Make sure your piece is not so heavy that it is uncomfortable to wear. Be especially careful about weight when it comes to choosing beads for earrings. However, some large African beads are actually very light, depending upon what they are made of.

Materials

Quality beads are made from many types of material, including gemstones, metal, and natural materials such as wood or shells.  Metal beads work as accents with many kinds of gemstones or natural materials, and gemstones of different types can be mixed for effect.

Our best sellers are always running out of stock, and we try our best to replace them with same if not even prettier version of the item that was out of stock. Unfortunately, gemstones come from the earth and are always in limited supply.  If you look closely at the inventory available, you will be able to tell which ones might have a chance to come back if they have multiple quantity. Quite a few of the gemstone beads are one of a kind and won’t be making a comeback. Please check back frequently, as we are constantly working on making sure that out of stock items are replaced and our inventory stays up to date.

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