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With so many beads to choose from, how do you decide which ones to pick? It’s a good idea to have a project in mind when deciding which online beads to purchase. Taking some time to plan what kind of jewelry you want to create will make the decision much easier.

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. 

3.5mm Multi Color Tourmaline Native Faceted Rondelle Beads 13.5 inch 175 pieces

$12.00

3.5mm Multi Color Tourmaline Native Faceted Rondelle Beads 13.5 inch 175 pieces

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

8mm Matte River Stone Jasper plain round beads 14.75 inch, 45 pieces
6mm Matte River Stone Jasper plain round beads 14.25 inch, 60 pieces
Pyrite Faceted Rondelle Beads, 14 inch, 3-3.5mm diameter, 140 pieces

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

$15.00

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

8mm Sunstone faceted round beads 15 inch 50 pieces

8mm Sunstone faceted round beads 15 inch 50 pieces

$15.00

Sunstone faceted round beads approximate 8mm, 15 inch, 50 pieces

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

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

8mm Pink Jade faceted round beads 15 inch 50 pieces Sold out

8mm Pink Jade faceted round beads 15 inch 50 pieces

$10.00

Pink Jade faceted round beads approximate 8mm, 15 inch, 50 pieces. Color treated

8mm Abalone Shell plain coin Beads 16 inch 50 pieces

8mm Abalone Shell plain coin Beads 16 inch 50 pieces

$12.00

approximate 8mm, 16 inch, 50 pieces

6mm White Mother of Pearl plain round beads 15 inch 60 pieces Sold out

6mm White Mother of Pearl plain round beads 15 inch 60 pieces

$6.00

White Mother of Pearl plain round beads approximate 6mm, 15 inch, 60 pieces

14mm Tibetan SeaGreen & Khaki Grey Agate Large Hole plain rondelle 31 Beads

14mm Tibetan SeaGreen & Khaki Grey Agate Large Hole plain rondelle 31 Beads

$29.48
$22.00

Tibetan SeaGreen & Khaki Grey Agate Large Hole plain rondelles with 3mm Inside Diameter drill hole, approximate 14x10mm average, 15 inch length...

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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

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 Frosted Picture Jasper plain round beads 15 inch 60 pieces

6mm Frosted Picture Jasper plain round beads 15 inch 60 pieces

$6.70
$5.00

approximate 6mm, 15 inch, 60 pieces

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

Platinum-tone Rhinestone Round Magnetic Clasp, 10mm, 1 piece

Platinum-tone Rhinestone Round Magnetic Clasp, 10mm, 1 piece

$4.02
$3.00

Approx. Bead Size 10mm diameter, 15mm length | 1 bead

10mm Rainbow Moonstone heart Vermeil Wire Wrapped Focal Bead 1 pc Sold out

10mm Rainbow Moonstone heart Vermeil Wire Wrapped Focal Bead 1 pc

$5.00

Approximates: 10x10mm calibrated faceted heart Rainbow Moonstone gemstone Vermeil Wire Wrapped Focal Pendant Charm 1 piece

3x5 mm Pool Blue Apatite Plain Rectangle Beads, 15 inch

3x5 mm Pool Blue Apatite Plain Rectangle Beads, 15 inch

$16.08
$8.00

Approx. Length 15 inch strand | Approx. Bead Size 3-5mm

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

10mm Larimar heart .925 Silver Wire Wrapped Pendant 1 pc Sold out

10mm Larimar heart .925 Silver Wire Wrapped Pendant 1 pc

$5.00

Approximates: 10x10mm calibrated faceted heart calibrated faceted heart Larimar heart .925 .925 Silver Wire Wrapped Focal Pendant Charm 1 piece

8mm Tiger Eye Plain Round Beads, 14 inch

8mm Tiger Eye Plain Round Beads, 14 inch

$8.04
$6.00

Length 14 inch strand | Approx. Bead Size 8mm, B grade

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


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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