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Bugle Beads

Pale gold silver lined bugle beads. Pale gold silver lined bugle beads.

Bugle beads are thin, tube shaped beads that are longer than they are thick. Bugle beads are normally made out of cut lengths of glass cane. Bugle beads normally range from 4 to 30 mm in length. The bead holes are normally either round or square in shape. The square holes are usually slightly larger and serve as internal facets.

This type of bead comes in a variety of shapes. They can, for example, be straight and smooth with either a round or a square cross section. Other forms of bugle beads are hexagonal (hex-cut) in cross section. Some bugle beads have four ridges that spiral around each other giving a twisted appearance.

Digital source of illustration (retrieved 7 July 2016).

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Last modified on Monday, 20 March 2017 14:14