Acrylic beads come in many shapes, colors and sizes. They are beautiful to look at, lightweight, and very affordable. These beads give you the look of the much more expensive crystal beads, at a much lower price.
Acrylic beads come in a variety of shapes and sizes for using in all sorts of craft projects. You can let your imagination loose and create all types of things with these beads in the multitude of sparkling colors that are available. You can choose dangling leaves, flowers, ovals, diamonds, stars, squares, clovers, triangles, hearts, and more. You can select red, blue, clear, purple, animal prints, Italian resin, and more. Sizes range anywhere from 3mm beads to 38mm beads. They come in smooth surface, faceted, and even with rhinestone studs. Let your imagination be your guide as you choose your favorites.
Ideas For Using Acrylic Beads
These beads are generally transparent and reflect light well. Faceted beads have more faces to reflect more light and tend to look sparkly. You can make beautiful, handmade jewelry with these wonderful items. You can use them to decorate a shirt or a Christmas stocking. Add them to your needlework for a spectacularly special look. Use them as spacers between other types of beads for fabulous necklaces, bracelets, and earrings.
Properties of Acrylic, often known as Lucite or Plexiglas, has unique physical properties and weighs half as much as the finest optical glass. Acrylic equals glass in clarity and is more impact resistant. The colors will not fade over time or after long exposures to weather and sun. Acrylic beads are washable with a mild soap and lukewarm water. Rinse with clear water and dry by blotting.
Where Acrylic Beads Can Be Found
You can find these items in a variety of places online and in stores. Most craft shops carry acrylic beads in a wide variety of colors, shapes, and sizes. There are vast amounts of online sites that carry them. Many of them allow you to buy in bulk for larger projects and have very affordable pricing.
You can find beading kits that use these beads also. Have you ever bought a kit and loved it so much you wished you could make another? Buy some more beads and get to work.
Acrylic Beads Are More Affordable
You need to try some of these beads in your next crafting project. The results will be as eye catching and brilliantly colored as if you had spent a fortune on crystal beads. Enjoy the creations these beads will spark in your imagination.