Lovely Lucite (Lucie) beads are perfect for spring and summer jewelry fashions. Lucite is a lightweight, and inexpensive synthetic polymer that is far superior to standard plastics in appearance and texture, more closely resembling glass. It is also sometimes referred to as "acrylic glass". Lucite was developed in the 1930's, and was popularized in 1950's fashion jewelry. Today, Lucite beads are experiencing a resurgence in popularity, especially Lucite flowers and leaves. These beautiful Lucite beads will look gorgeous with seed bead daisy chains, pressed glass flowers, and CRYSTALLIZED™ Swarovski Elements!