Pearl beads are available as Grade A and Grade B freshwater pieces and as natural keishi pearl pieces. Imitation pieces are also present in the large number of designs that make up this collection. Imitation pieces are also made with a half-drilled hole. Keishi pieces are available as nucleated pieces with about 21 pieces making up a strand that extends up to a length of 16 inches. There is a rectangle Keishi piece that is also designed as a nucleated one. This antique white colored piece has about 66 pieces. Another design has about 169 pieces in a strand of 15 inches.
One finish that is available is that of rainbow-plated pieces while another is that of a polished finish. Among the special colors that are available in pearl beads are rosy brown, onion, potato and Russian blue. In extra stone fittings, we get a model that has polymer clay rhinestones. Flat round pieces are an alternative option for round designs while rice shapes are another design. Among rounds, we have medium sizes such as 6 millimeters as well as large sizes such as 30 millimeters. A 20-millimeter size costs about $20 for a strand of 20 pieces.
Oval shaped-pieces are available with rhinestone set into them. These are more costlier at about $19 for five pieces. A very different shape is that of chicken feet of about 25 to 30 millimeters in size. A strand with 11 pieces costs about $12. Barrel-shaped pearl beads are available in a size of 23 millimeters and are grouped in sets of 17 pieces. Two strands are available at $27.
One model with a half hole comes in the shape of a drop while another comes in the shape of a oval. Cross nucleated pieces and half rounds are also available. The number of designs is bound to make you get more eager to develop designs for yourself or for your customers. There is an Infinity shape too with polymer clay rhinestone forming the lining of the design. The color of rhinestones can be crystal, emerald, sapphire, siam, light peach, mixed color and others. The stones themselves are very bright when polished especially colors such as light coral and dark khaki. Some other special colors are peach puff, blanched almond, slate grey, Navajo white and Indian Red. Rainbow-plated pieces are another finish that is available.