Bead and Jewelry Supply - Briolette Beads
There's a reason that briolettes are my favorite bead! Briolette beads are teardrop, pear or drop shape beads that have been faceted to catch the light. They are almost always made from semi precious stones, such as garnet, amethyst, chalcedony, peridot, and more. Because of the material and time it takes to facet each bead, these are usually a little more expensive than plain glass beads, but when used appropriately in a design, well worth it! I absolutely love the classy elegance that a design takes on whenever I use briolette beads, and these designs are usually my best sellers because they are so special and unique. Briolette beads are especially fantastic when used as a matched pair in earring designs, or place one or more as the focal point in a necklace for an instant designer look.