Halcraft Collection has thousands of Semi-precious beads from Amethyst to Zimbabwe Jasper and everything in between. We have polished beads, faceted beads, matte beads, druzy beads, rounds, rondells, square beads, rectangular beads, oval beads, triangular beads, elongated beads and teardrops, sliders, briolettes, and more.
Our semi-precious stone beads are sourced from around the globe and processed mostly in India or China, although we do have some real Turquoise beads that are mined and processed right here in the USA as well!! We have crystals of many different shapes, sizes and colors. We have natural stone like Tiger Eye and Amazonite, and we have dyed stone like crackle agate and howlite, as well as reconstituted stone that is an incredibly good value for their look and feel!
Some of our Semi-precious stone beads take days to cut and carve and polish, and many are made with automatic machines that facet and drill the holes in them, and we pass the savings that we get from this automation down to our customers so that you can make MORE beautiful finished jewelry for less.
We love our Semi-precious beads and we are confident that you will too, so come have a look and find the stone beads that inspire you and fulfill your need for elegant beads for your jewelry designs.
Glass beads are a bright and beautiful way to create special jewelry designs. It is incredible that they have changed and improved throughout the millennia as we have improved our technologies and abilities to work and finish glass of all sorts.
There are glass beads that have been carbon dated back to 2,200 BC, in Mesopotamia; and glass beads and baubles were found in the tomb of the famous Egyptian King, Tutankhamen. Early glass beads were created from different sand types in high temperature fires or kilns, and they were basic in color, shape and finish.
As far back as the early 1300's in Murano, Italy, however, glass factories were creating everything ranging from tiny seed beads to elaborate lamp work beads and pendants, as well as basic Millefiori (thousand flower) beads that were made from another technical process of creating canes out of different glass colors, and stretching them thin over great distances while the glass was molten-hot, enabling the designs inside the cane to be consistent and uniform enough to create beautiful patterns on the surface of beads and pendants.
Halcraft Collection manufactures Glass beads in India, in The Czech Republic, in China and sometimes even in Tibet and Italy, and we proudly offer these Glass beads to our customers at competitive prices. Glass beads from Halcraft Collection are available in such a wide assortment of sizes, colors and finishes, that any creative person that is interested in jewelry would be able to find dozens of different styles that would look amazing in any finished jewelry design.
Halcraft Collection has scoured the Globe for the most beautiful and elegant Wood Beads.
We have hardwoods from Costa Rica, coconut from China and The Philippines, Iron wood from India, and many more! We love wood beads for their subtle and natural beauty, as well as for the volume that they can fill without adding to much weight to a jewelry design.
Wood Beads come in dyed colors, with designs painted on them, or in simply stained colors with clear polishes. Any combination of Wood Beads in your jewelry designs are sure to bring out a natural beauty and love of nature in the wearer!