Handmade polymer clay beads area beautiful addition to your toolbox – whether you enjoy making jewelry, or creating adornments for bookmarks, scrapbook or what have you.
I’ve been a fan of polymer clay for a long time and the array of colors it comes in will blow your mind!
It’s no surprise that jewelry made from this material is so popular and if you want to make quality jewelry to “wow” your friends, you’ve got to have the right kinds of components.
Beads like this can run the gamut from simple in the case of flat round discs shapes, to highly intricate with millifiori or mokume-gane techniques employed. However the process for making them can be very time-consuming, even these simple looking ones (al though it can be a lot of fun!) What if you want to get a jump on your handcrafted jewelry making endeavors sooner rather than later, with colors and patterns that are already hand picked, that you can tap into?
Well I hear you loud and clear! Take a look at this array of beautiful and bold bead assortments I have found that feature lots of dazzling patterns, shapes and color combinations. These first two sets here come in a vast array of colors to suit every mood.
The second set includes some nylon string and spacer beads which are a nice, neat way of breaking up your pattern and complementing it well. Regardless of which set you choose spacer beads in plain colors like silver, gold or black are a great way to make your completed strands more inter-connected, interesting to look at, and minimize gaps between them.
In addition to basic spheres, shapes like these cylinder/tube shaped beads below, look great when combined with other shapes, like round or square. There’s no lack of pretty patterns here either; from floral to geometric, they look amazing! With these intricate designs, no two are alike.
Heishi Beads Assortment
When I first saw these flat, round disc-shaped beads here I had a first impression of one of those candy necklaces you may have seen – all these multitudes of dreamy colors made me think of “sweet tarts” or Necco wafers. No joke – they really do look like them😃 .
Using more simple-looking, flat spacer beads to string in between larger or more flamboyant looking ones, you can create necklaces, bracelets, or anklets with great eye appeal. Plus the overall look will be less “busy”. Or just use them on their own – they’re highly fashionable and would be great as beachwear – polymer clay tends to be highly water resistant, which is good. The assortments below include both bright and vibrant as ell as more neutral colors which will really complement each other.
Ready to cultivate your inner hippie? I just love this bohemian bead and pendant assortment I found right here below. In addition to the many (50 total) beads some black cord is included so you can craft your own jewelry. Now sure if you can tell what these are from the close up but the pendants shapes include arrowheads, crosses, round and flip-flop shape (my favorite!)
Since these are packaged with more of a “grab bag” approach, what you see may differ from what you get slightly in terms of color or pattern variations. That’s because these are one of a kind! Next rainy day get these out with your teens or tweens, they will love these eclectic, groovy designs and making their own jewelry.
I thought these bead sets were the prettiest – which ones did you like the most?