Question: What are spherical beads called?

What are vitrail beads?

AB beads: “Vitrail” is an odd term which I picked up from Czech bead suppliers. Vitrail coatings are like AB coatings in that they are metallic, but they come in more colors than just silver (bronze, gold, copper). Unlike AB coatings, vitrail coatings are heat-sealed (fired) onto the beads.

What is a rondelle bead?

Rondelles are the type of beads which are mostly used for making jewellery. … These beads are sparkling and really attractive to eyes. You can see a widespread usage of rondelle beads in jewellery pieces like necklace, bracelet, earrings etc. These beads are also used in making handbags.

What are tube shaped beads called?

Glass barrel beads are slightly rounded and taper to the end of the beads. Smaller tubular beads are called bugle beads.

What is an electroplated bead?

Electroplate Glass Beads

The electroplated glass beads have an amazing glossy coating, available in many different bead shapes and finishes. They can be widely used in your jewelry making and craft project.

What does crystal AB mean?

Crystal AB means an Aurora Borealis finish has been added to the bead to add extra colors to the different facets or cuts to the bead. There is also an AB2X finish which means a double Aurora Borealis finish has been added to the Crystal bead.

What are AB seed beads?

AB is an iridescent coating that gives a subtle shimmer. It is named after the Aurora Borealis, the fabulous Northern Lights. It can be full or half coated. For example, a Swarovski crystal bead described as AB is half-coated, AB 2X would mean fully coated.

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