Bead Bee has thousands of craft
beads made from all types of materials including plastic beads,
wooden beads, glass beads and gemstone beads.
BEADS & CRAFT BEADS
TYPES OF PLASTIC BEADS - Shop
for Pony Beads
Pony Beads are a popular type of basic craft bead that is
usually 6x9mm in size or shaped sort of like a donut. Because
they are economical and come is many different colors, pony
beads are one of the most popular types of craft beads.
Round Plastic Beads
can be smooth or have a faceted surface that sparkles when
it reflects light. Faceted round beads come in several sizes,
commonly ranging from 6mm to 12mm in diameter. They can be
strung on monofilaments, stretch
or metal wire. Shop
for Round Plastic Beads.
Beads most commonly come in round, oval, or barrel
shapes. They are beautiful in natural light and dark colors
but can sometimes be painted in different colors for more
for Wood Beads.
Glass Beads are
very popular for jewelry making because of the fantastic variety
of sizes, shapes and color. Czech glass beads are a popular
type of glass bead, made in the Czech Republic. Millefiori
glass beads refer to glass beads filled with tiny flower designs,
made from a technique originating in Italy. Shop
for Glass Beads.
are smaller size glass beads and usually require a needle
for stringing. The sizing of seed beads is described in units
per inch. For example, a 10/0 seed bead mean 10 beads make
up an inch, thus the larger the number, the smaller the bead,
so a 15/0 seed bead is smaller than a 10/0 seed bead. Shop
for Seed Beads.
BEADS IN DIFFERENT
Craft beads come in many shapes besides the typical round
shapes. Other bead shapes include simple cubes, ovals, and
tubes. Bead shapes can also come in star beads, heart beads,
dice beads, butterfly beads, flower beads, picture beads,
sea animal beads, cat beads and other shapes.