Faceted beads are coming back in style. Crystal faceted beads have long been used in beading and jewelry making. Faceted beads look great on a necklace, earrings or bracelet. The sparkling crystal faceted beads come in a rainbow of colors and a range of sizes, perfect for any beading project. Small faceted beads look great on a long strand, either all the same color or a mixture of different shades. The cuts on faceted beads catch the light beautifully, creating a prism of rainbow sunlight. Faceted beads come in glass or plastic, and both materials look much more expensive than they really are.
A new trend with faceted beads is to use one very large faceted bead, alone, on a necklace. Gems and crystals are currently in style, so take advantage with a simple faceted bead necklace. The bead looks great on a metal chain, or perhaps a leather thread. This simple necklace makes an easy statement with any outfit.
Faceted beads can also be made with clay. Cut the clay into a circle, then use an x-acto knife to add the angles, mimicking the natural facets of stones and rocks. Cut a hole through it with a toothpick or other small, sharp object, and your bead is ready to bake! These clay faceted beads can be painted any color, or even accented with glitter.
Faceted beads can also be made into Christmas ornaments. The sparkling angles pair beautifully with delicate Christmas lights on your tree, creating a truly magnificent spectacle. Try a tutorial for a Christmas ornament cover, or an original design like a snowflake or a favorite shape. The white faceted beads resemble snowflakes, and add a wintry-feel to any Christmas ornament or other design.
Faceted beads have a great many uses, so purchase some today and get experimenting! Whether you made jewelry with your beads, décor, or something else, it’s bound to turn out beautiful.