Shop our large selection of round base-metal beads (a.k.a. spheres) -- perfect as spacer beads in jewelry creations. Available in both bright and antiqued (patina-look) platings, you can choose from several sizes of smooth spherical beads, plus faceted (hexagonal) rounds, filigrees, and corrugated (fluted) round metal beads. Most have a 1-1.5mm hole size, making them easy to use on popular sizes of cording, head pins, eye pins, and wire.
- Raw (unplated) copper and raw brass can be polished to a high shine, chemical antiqued, or left as-is to develop a patina over time.
- White plate is very similar to Silver plate, but slightly grayer. The trade-off? It's more durable and resistant to tarnish compared to silver plate, which can oxidize just like sterling silver.
- Yellow plate and Gold plate are similar. Gold plate is an actual layer of gold, so is often more expensive than Yellow plate beads.