Shape Chart - Gemstone, Coral and Pearl Beads

This jewelry-making chart includes standard shapes and stringing directions for gemstone beads, coral beads and pearl beads. View the diagrams to accurately identify common shapes and cuts.

Bamboo Bicone
Button (Pearls Only) Capsule
Chip Chip (Hawaiian)
Cube Cube (Diaonally-Drilled)
Cupolini Diamond (Flat)
Dog Bone Donut
Double Cone Double Cone (Faceted)
Emerald Frangia
Go-Go Heishi
Marquise (Flat) Nugget
Nugget (Knapped) Nugget (Rough)
Nugget (Tumbled) Oval
Oval (Flat) Oval (Puffed)
Peanut Pebble
Petal / Keishi Potato
Potato (Flat-Sided) Rectangle
Rectangle (Puffed) Rice
Rondelle Round
Round (Flat) Round (Puffed Flat)
Saucer Stick
Stick (Coral) Teardrop
Teardrop (Flat) Teardrop (Puffed)
Triangle Tube (Round)
Tube (Square) Tube (Triangular)

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