and Plated Metal
Heishi, Plain Round, Corrugated, Miscellaneous
Copper: Plain shapes
Round Plated Brass Beads
These brass, plain
round beads are available in gold-plate (GP), sterling silver
plate (SP). antique brass/oxidized brass (BOX),
antique copper (COX), or gunmetal (GM)
Plated Brass Beads
These brass beads,
like the Ruffles Potato Chip, have ridges. The ridges
add an interesting play of light, shadow and reflection on
the finished piece. These are available in a hamilton
gold plate (HG) or an imitation rhodium (IR) finish (nickel-silver
Raw and Plated Brass Beads
capsule beads are sometimes used in costume jewelry to give
a liquid silver effect to the piece. These capsule beads
are available in silver-plate.
Wire spacer beads
are very popular among our customers, and we have included
them here for you. Many jewelry designers will
use these wire rings to subtly set off one bead from another,
with a hint of a shimmer between each beads. This is
a very effective way to give the jewelry a more expensive
look, without much additional expense to the designer.
Also check out our Bali
sterling silver rondelles.
and Fancy Raw Copper Beads
Aluminum Filigree Beads
These aluminum filigree
beads create a sensation of lace. These come either
gold-plated or silver-plated.
Some people use the
12mm or 10mm round filigree bead as the head of an angel in
making an angel pin or ornament. See our other Angel
Many shapes and designs.
Animals, Celtic Designs, Skulls, Faces, other
California's new lead-free standards have resulted in lots
of pewter options no longer getting manufactured. As
we run out of our pewter items, right now there are few replacements.
Hole Metal Beads
Many designs in Plated Brass and Plated Pewter.
METAL or STEEL
black oxidized, copper plated, gold plated, silver plated
and nickel plated finishes
Raw and Plated Pewter Beads
East Indian lampwork beads with metalized finishes.
Greek ceramic beads with metalized and raku
Beads with Ethnic Designs (Bali, Indian, Oriental, Greek-Mediterranean-North
Many designs from Bali
Indonesia, India, and China
check out our Cloisonne Beads
and SKELETON BEADS AND PIECES
11/0, 8/0 and 6/0
seamless, Round Benchmade, Rondelles, Corrugated, Ovals, Other
Plain Shapes and Fancy Designs, Narrow and Curved Tubes, Tubes
with Loops, Liquid Silver, Letter Beads (cubes, symbols, words),
Stone-Set Beads, Twister Beads, Double Beads, Birthstone Beads,
Beads and Findings (Sterling
and Gold-Plate over Sterling)
Round beads, rondelles (spacers),
ovals, saucers, bicones, tubes, teardrops, fancy shapes.
Headpins, earring wires and posts, clasps, connectors and
rings, multi-hole pieces and cones.bead caps, charms.
Silver and Narrow Tube Beads
Narrow and Curved Tubes, Tubes with Loops, Liquid Silver
Beads, clasps and other findings.
Round beads, plain and fancy, corrugated, tubes,
liquid silver heishi in Gold-Filled, rondelles.
Round beads including heavy walled and larger holed.
Some fancy shapes.
(4.5mm, 5.5mm and 7.0mm) in English letters, numbers, symbols,
Greek letters, Hebrew Letters.
Caps, Cones, Multi-hole Pieces, and Ends
Pendants, Drops, Bells, Clackers
Components, including French Wires and Hoops, Earring Filigree/Chandelier
and Y-Necklace Components
and Filigree Pieces, including Angel Parts
Bars and Multi-Hole Pieces
and Soldered Rings
Beads, Tubes, and.
Shoes (wire protectors)
Use Crimp Beads or Tubes
to finish off Tigertail or Soft-Flex wire
projects. Flatten the crimp bead with chain-nose
pliers or crimping
pliers . We
most often use the 2mm round crimp or 2mm tube crimp. Available
in silver-plate, gold-plate, nickel-plate, black, gunmetal,
copper, brass oxidized (dull), sterling silver and
Crimp Bead Covers to hide the crushed crimp beads.
Simply squeeze the cover over the crimp, using a
crimping or other pliers.
Shoes (wire protectors) to hide and protect the
cable wire that loops into and around the clasp at
the point you crush the cable wire. This also forces
you to leave the correct size loop between the crushed
crimp and the clasp or ring. Will work with cable
wire that is .019" or thinner.
[Read about: Using
the Crimper Pliers .]