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Quartz Beads (27)

Of all the gem species on the planet, Quartz is the largest species with gemstones in the Crystalline, Micro-crystalline and Crypto-crystalline varieties. Quartz Beads come in transparent to opaque qualities in almost every color known. Examples of Quartz varieties in the Crystalline group are Citrine, Amethyst, Rose Quartz & Crystal Quartz; in the Micro-crystalline group are Jasper and Agate; and in the Cryptocrystalline group are Chalcedony. Being the most plentiful gem, Quartz is found worldwide.

6-7mm Moss Quartz plain rondelle Beads 16 inches 140 pieces

6-7mm Moss Quartz plain rondelle Beads 16 inches 140 pieces

$15.00

approximate 6-7mm, 16 inches, 140 beads

6mm Cape Amethyst & Multi Gemstone Plain Round Beads 14 inches 66 beads

6mm Cape Amethyst & Multi Gemstone Plain Round Beads 14 inches 66 beads

$10.72
$8.00

approximate 6mm diameter average with smallest 5mm to largest 7mm 14 inches 66 beads Cape Amethyst, Amethyst, Crystal Quartz, & Ametrine

6mm Silver Quartz faceted round Silver plated Chain by the foot 25 pieces

6mm Silver Quartz faceted round Silver plated Chain by the foot 25 pieces

$7.00

6mm Silver Quartz faceted round Silver plated Chain sold by the foot having approximately with 25 pieces per foot.

9mm Strawberry Quartz faceted round beads 8 inches 22 pieces

9mm Strawberry Quartz faceted round beads 8 inches 22 pieces

$35.00

Approximates: 9mm, 8 inches 22 pieces

Strawberry Quartz Beads 6-10mm Chips

Strawberry Quartz Beads 6-10mm Chips

$8.04
$6.00

Length 34" Strand | Approx. Bead Size 6-10mm

6mm Silver Quartz faceted round Gold plated Chain by the foot 25 pieces

6mm Silver Quartz faceted round Gold plated Chain by the foot 25 pieces

$8.00

6mm Silver Quartz faceted round Gold plated Chain sold by the foot having approximately with 25 pieces per foot.

Green Quartz Straight Drilled Faceted Coin Beads, 8" length, 8-12mm diameter, 19 pcs

Green Quartz Straight Drilled Faceted Coin Beads, 8" length, 8-12mm diameter, 19 pcs

$26.80
$20.00

Approx. Length 8" Strand | Approx. Bead Size 8mm diameter x 6mm depth to 12mm diameter x 6mm depth | 19 pieces

11x6mm Strawberry Quartz Plain Tube Bead 16 inch

11x6mm Strawberry Quartz Plain Tube Bead 16 inch

$8.00

Length 16 inch, Bead Size | 11x6mm average size

Strawberry Quartz Faceted Pear Beads 7 inch 12 pieces

Strawberry Quartz Faceted Pear Beads 7 inch 12 pieces

$85.76
$64.00

approximate 7 inch strand of 12 beads measuring from 17x13mm up to 21x13mm in size Color Enhanced

7.5mm Cat's Eye Green Quartz Faceted Cube Beads 8 inch 27 pieces

7.5mm Cat's Eye Green Quartz Faceted Cube Beads 8 inch 27 pieces

$40.00

7.5mm Cat's Eye Green Quartz Faceted Cube Beads 8 inch 27 pieces: Approximate

9x7-10x8mm Honey Quartz plain oval beads 16 inches 41 pieces

9x7-10x8mm Honey Quartz plain oval beads 16 inches 41 pieces

$15.00

approximate 9x7x4-10x8x4mm, 16 inches, 41 pieces

Mystic Green Quartz Beads Faceted 7mm Rondelle, 8" length, 50 pcs

Mystic Green Quartz Beads Faceted 7mm Rondelle, 8" length, 50 pcs

$198.32
$73.63

Approx. Length 8 " Strand | Approx. Bead Size 4x7x4 mm | 50 pieces

Moss Quartz Beads Faceted 16x7mm average Pears, 8 inch strand, 25 pcs

Moss Quartz Beads Faceted 16x7mm average Pears, 8 inch strand, 25 pcs

$83.08
$62.00

Approx. Length 8" Strand | Approx. Bead Size 7x16x5 mm | 25 pieces

6.5-7mm Green Cat's Eye Quartz faceted cubes 8 inch 27 beads

6.5-7mm Green Cat's Eye Quartz faceted cubes 8 inch 27 beads

$35.00

6.5-7mm approximate measure for these Green Cat's Eye Quartz faceted cubes on the 8 inch strand of approximately 27 beads.

Green Quartz Faceted Cube Beads, 8 inch, 7x7-10x10mm, 31 pieces

Green Quartz Faceted Cube Beads, 8 inch, 7x7-10x10mm, 31 pieces

$65.66
$49.00

Approx. 8 inch, 7x7-10x10mm, 31 pieces

16 - 17mm Mossy Quartz Faceted Pear Beads 8 inch 23 pieces

16 - 17mm Mossy Quartz Faceted Pear Beads 8 inch 23 pieces

$87.10
$65.00

approximate 8 inch strand of 23 beads measuring from 16x7mm to 17x7mm in size

17 - 24mm Moss Quartz Faceted Nugget Beads 15 inch 17 pieces

17 - 24mm Moss Quartz Faceted Nugget Beads 15 inch 17 pieces

$33.50
$25.00

15 inch strand of approximately 17 beads measuring varied sizes from 17x11x11mm up to 24x16x10mm Pitting and Abrasions

8mm-11mm Cat Eye Green Quartz Faceted Heart and Pillow Bead 8 inch 15 bead

8mm-11mm Cat Eye Green Quartz Faceted Heart and Pillow Bead 8 inch 15 bead

$67.00
$50.00

approximate 8x8x4mm up to 11x11mm on the 8 inch strand of 15 beads Assorted Faceted hearts and Faceted Pillow beads

5.5-6.5mm Green Quartz Faceted Cube Beads 8 inch 32 pieces

5.5-6.5mm Green Quartz Faceted Cube Beads 8 inch 32 pieces

$25.00

5.5-6.5mm Green Quartz Faceted Cube Beads 8 inch 32 pieces: Approximate

3mm Green Quartz faceted rondelle Black Gold plated Chain by the foot 37 pcs

3mm Green Quartz faceted rondelle Black Gold plated Chain by the foot 37 pcs

$8.00

3mm Green Quartz faceted rondelle Gunmetal plated Chain by the foot with approximately 37 pieces per 12 inches. Beaded Rosary Style hand wrapped Ch...

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8-8.5mm Ferrous Quartz faceted round beads 8 inch 24 pieces

8-8.5mm Ferrous Quartz faceted round beads 8 inch 24 pieces

$40.00

Approximates: 8-8.5mm Ferrous Iron in Quartz 8 inch 24 pieces

8-9mm Ferrous Quartz faceted round beads 8 inch 24 pieces

8-9mm Ferrous Quartz faceted round beads 8 inch 24 pieces

$35.00

Approximates: 8-9mm Ferrous Iron in Quartz 8 inch 24 pieces

6-15mm Strawberry Quartz plain rondelle Beads 16.5 inch 61 pieces

6-15mm Strawberry Quartz plain rondelle Beads 16.5 inch 61 pieces

$283.50
$104.48

approximate 6mm graduating to 15mm in size, 16.5 inch 61 pieces

9mm-11mm Cat's Eye Green Quartz Top Drilled Faceted Pillow Bead 8 inch 14 bead

9mm-11mm Cat's Eye Green Quartz Top Drilled Faceted Pillow Bead 8 inch 14 bead

$67.00
$50.00

approximate 9x9x3mm up to 11x11x4mm on the 8 inch strand of 14 beads


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Surface Effects

The way the surface of a bead is finished determines how it will reflect light. Plain beads are smooth and polished, and have a nice shine. Faceted beads have small, polished cuts covering the surface. This effect creates the shimmer and sparkle that so many expert crafters covet. Matte finished beads have a dull, unpolished surface. This kind of finish pairs well with natural material beads, such as wood, seeds, or shells. Faceted quartz gemstones are especially dramatic in necklaces and bracelets.

Rounded

Round beads are the traditional shape used for jewelry making because they are easy to diversify. There is a variety of rounded bead shapes. The rondelle is a round bead that has been flattened slightly. The oval bead is elongated on both ends. Small rondelle beads, such as andalusite gemstone beads, mix well with larger beads as spacers to form a repeated pattern.

Geometric Shapes

Quartz gemstones and other beads come in a wide variety of geometric shapes, including  squares, rectangles, cones, bicones, cylinders, and tubes. Heshi beads are a type of thin cylinder made of chips that are strung together and then ground so that they produce a string of smooth disks or wafers. They can be worn alone in a long string or mixed with other beads as spacers. Heshi beads are often made from shells, wood, or other natural materials, but can be crafted from gemstones, too.

Common Shapes

Gemstones are often cut into common shapes, such as hearts, coins, teardrops, or pears. A briolette is a teardrop-shaped pendant with facets. Quartz gemstones in the briolette shape catch the light beautifully and are a striking focal piece for a necklace.

Baroque Beads

Baroque is a term that describes any irregularly shaped bead, including nuggets, chips, and polygonal beads. Freshwater pearls and natural crystals are also considered baroque beads and pair well with many types of quartz.

Other Effects

Twisted and pillow beads provide more of an aesthetic design than a shape. Twisted beads look as if they’ve been wrung out, like a dish cloth, but not to the same extent as a spiral or corkscrew shape. Pillow beads have a puffed and rounded appearance. Both can be combined with traditional round or geometric beads to create interesting patterns and styles.

Bead Openings

The placement of the openings in a bead can affect its appearance and how it is used. The most common drilling pattern is from side to side. While this drilling pattern works well for round, square, and elongated beads, it can be ineffective for others. Pear, teardrop, or briolette-shaped quartz gemstones are often drilled at the top, while square beads drilled from corner to corner give of an interesting effect.

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