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What Are The Types Of Beads Used In Jewelry Making?

Designers strive to integrate the splendor of beads into their designs in some way or the other. Bead embellishments can be seen on bags, coats, Tops, brooches, pendants, purses, belts, caps, and even shoes – you name a piece of clothing or accessory, and you will find beads embellishing it to make it seem unique.

Beads are available in a variety of shapes, sizes, and materials. Wood, shell, plastic, ceramics, metal, and even bone have been used. Beads are classified based on their shape, surface quality, and material composition.

Let us discuss the variety of beads most used:

  1. Plain Beads

Plain beads are small, round beads that are designed to create a uniform pattern with another bead. They are also available in many different colors, shapes, sizes, and textures. The plain bead pattern created by using these beads is used in many different types of jewelry, including bracelets, earrings, necklaces, and more. Plain beads can be round, square, rectangular, oval, and so on.

  1. Faceted Beads

Faceted Beads are beads that have been shaped to resemble cut gemstones. The moniker refers to the stone’s numerous flattened edges. The flattened edges are typically positioned to maximum glitter and brilliance. Almost any material can be used to make faceted beads
3. Rondell Bead

The shape of the bead is known as rondelle. A rondelle bead is fashioned like a disc or doughnut and is wider than it is tall. These beads are frequently used to connect other beads as spacers. These beads are available in a variety of materials, sizes, shapes, and sorts. There are simple rondell beads, corrugated rondell beads, metal rondell beads, gem rondell beads, and many other types.

  1. Saucer beads

Saucer beads are also called flat beads because they are essentially large spheres that have been pressed or flattened. Saucer beads are often used in manufacturing and construction as well as in jewelry making.

  1. Round Beads

Round beads are probably the type of bead most people think of when they imagine jewelry because they come in so many different shapes, colors, and materials to suit every taste and budget. Round beads are usually made from metal, glass, or a variety of plastic. Round beads can be smooth or faceted.

  1. Barrel Beads

A barrel bead is shaped like an hourglass and has a uniform diameter throughout its length, like a tube. Barrel beads are used in African tribal jewelry and can also be used to make bracelets and necklaces.

  1. Spacer Beads

Spacer beads are smaller in diameter than the central focal bead in a necklace, bracelet or other strand of beads. Spacer beads can be round, barrel shaped or saucer shaped, depending on the type of design being created. Using spacer beads also helps to add excitement to a piece, especially when there are multiple strands of beads all working together to create an artistic effect.

  1. MOP Head Beads

This collection of mother-of-pearl beads can be used to add a classic touch to your projects. Mother of pearl beads, often known as MOP beads, are created from the iridescent nacre that coats the interior shell of various mollusks. Each bead has an iridescent finish that gives it the appearance of conventional pearls.

Beads come in a wide range of styles. The eight varieties of beads mentioned above are the most widely used. Kamal Trading Company is a jewelry findings maker and supplier. Our assortment includes a wide variety of beads in all shapes, sizes, and styles that any jewelry designer might desire. Please contact us for additional details.