Beads > Freshwater Pearls > Drops and Ovals

Drops and Ovals

Unlike other gems, the pearl is born of water and living creatures. Pearls begin as a foreign body embedded within a mollusk's shell. The animal's defense against the foreign body is to form a protective layer of nacre around the intruder. The culturing process simply entails planting a "seed" within the mollusk, normally either a plastic bead or a small piece of shell, nature takes its course and another pearl is born. Our cultured freshwater pearls come in an ever growing variety of shapes, sizes and colors, so whatever your fashion preference you are sure to find the pearl to suit your needs. Ancient beliefs about the origin of the pearl include: moonlight filled dewdrops and Aphrodite's tears of joy. Although not technically a stone, pearl is one of June's birthstones. Currently, the International Commission of Colored Gemstones (CIBJO) recognizes only five organic (once living material) gemstones: Ammolite, amber, pearl, jet, and coral. Also be sure to check out our freshwater pearl mixtures and our flawlessly crafted glass pearls by Jablonex and crystal pearls by Swarovski.

Items:

Showing items 0 - 0 of 0
<Prev 1 2 3 Next>
Items/Page:
Sort Order:
No items
Showing items 0 - 0 of 0
<Prev 1 2 3 Next>
Items/Page:
Sort Order:

Hot Items!

  1. Pearl Freshwater Top Hole Drop Peach 6x4mm Average 16 In Strand

Visit Our Blog!

Loose Ends Blog

Vintaj Components

Vintaj Components

New Bead Loom

Ricks Beading Loom

Shop Swarovski by Color

Create Your Style with Swarovski ElementsShopping for sensational SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS just got simpler! Shop all Swarovski shapes, styles and sizes in every one of these splendid shades! Click here!
Swarovski Beads and Pendants color selector

Visit Our Blog!

Loose Ends Blog

Seed Beads

Preciosa Ornela rocaille seed beads are by far our most popular and versatile seed bead available. Preciosa Ornela rocaille seed beads are of superior quality, machine cut, and are highly valued for their use in bead stringing, bead weaving, embroidery and much much more! Preciosa seed beads are proven to be of the upmost value, and demonstrate the highest level of shape consistency.

Wubbers Tools

Wubbers Pliers

JBB International

JBB Top Quality Beads and Findings

JBB International is a major manufacturer of superior Sterling Silver, Brass, Copper and Pewter cast beads, findings and charms. JBB International Findings are well known for their quality, design innovation and consistency. It's easy to satisfy nearly all your jewelry findings needs with JBB whether you're searching for high end Sterling silver items or more affordable plated pewter alternatives!

Video: Linear Necklace Design

Linear Necklace Design Multi-Media fiber artist Merry Hettmansperger explores linear dimensions using cold connection techniques.Click here to watch the video.

Visit Our Blog!

Loose Ends Blog

Alphabet Beads

Alphabet beads!Spell out how much you love them with alphabet beads. Add that personal touch by spelling their name, spelling a message of love or by just hanging their initials around their necks. Choose from Glass Alphabet Beads, Sterling Silver Letter Beads, Brass Alphabet Charms and Pewter Alphabet Beads and Charms.

Video: Learn to Make a Talisman

Learn to make a Talisman Combine your favorite purchased and found objects to create a piece that's uniquely yours! Click here to watch the video.

Czech Druks

Czech Druk or Round BeadsCzech druk beads are round pressed glass treasures manufactured in the age old Czech tradition by Jablonex, the World's top name in glass beads. Druk beads are consistently uniform in shape and size, and are available in nearly innumerable finish and color combinations. Druk beads are widely used in numerous jewelry designs, and are the perfect combination of quality and economy. These popular and versatile Czech glass beads are hand made in small batches, so some slight color variance is to be expected from batch to batch and size to size.

Shop Swarovski by Color

Create Your Style with Swarovski ElementsShopping for sensational SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS just got simpler! Shop all Swarovski shapes, styles and sizes in every one of these splendid shades! Click here!
Swarovski Beads and Pendants color selector

Video: Working with Neutral Colors

Neutral Colors Debba Haupert tells us why "Brown is the new Black"! Click here to watch the video.

Beading Kits

Bead KitsBeading kits make great gifts for all your favorite bead heads! We carry beading kits for all skill levels, whether they're just starting out, or an avid seed beader! We even carry Christmas Kits!

Secure Shopping

Shipwreck Beads Inc, Beads, Lacey, WA