There are many kinds like the ones made out of polyclay or resin. The only kind that I have ever used are the miracle and wonder beads as the have a nice lustre to them and do not look so inexpensive. Acrylic beads are adequate for children jewelry. I would avoid using them in bridge jewelry designs. There is one kind of high tech plastic bead, however that I have used quiet often.
They are called Polaris and are made in Europe. They are a very high quality high tech plastic and have a wonderful feel and lustre to them.
|Young girls necklace out of acrylic and glass beads|
|Miracle acrylic beads with some glass tubes a hand made silver foil glass bead|
|Wonder acrylic beads with some Czech fire polished glass and a Cloisonne pendant|
|Polaris high tech plastic beads with some Swarovski Crystal® |
I only use Sterling Silver or Gold Fill beads and components. My favorite are those from Bali.
|In th eprevious post you will see that I use Metal Beads as an accent or a focal point|
|Celestial Crystal® beads with Czech pressed glass and a Cloisonne Pendant|