Glossy white porcelain (ceramic) letter beads with black letters are popular for name bracelets created with linked eye pins and colorful spacer beads. They're also available with the numbers 1-8. (Turn the 6 around to get a number 9, and use the letter "O" for a zero.) You may still find a few clearance-priced black and gold letter beads here, too.
Small porcelain alphabet beads are great for making all types of personalized jewelry -- especially long wrapped bracelets for moms and grandmas, with all the kids' names and coordinating colors!
Since at least the 1950's, these sweet little letter beads have been popular for creating baby name bracelets (with the addition of little pink or blue spacer beads, or birthstone color spacers). Now that more is known about the dangers of babies, beads, and choking hazards, we know it's best for babies and toddlers to only wear jewelry long enough for a photograph or carefully-monitored special event, and then store the jewelry safely out of babies' reach.
Looking for bigger alphabet beads?
Our 3/8" (9.5mm) stampable cube can be infinitely customized with design stamps, alphabet stamps and letter stamps. It works best with stamps up to 1/4" (6mm).
We also have a few sterling silver alphabet cubes left, plus pewter cubes with stars and question marks, at low clearance prices.
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