What are beads made from?
Beads can be made from all kinds of different material, but glass, plastic and stone tend to be the most common. However, beads are also made from many other materials including bone, horn, shell, ivory, coral, pearl, metal, gemstones, polymer clay, metal clay, resin, wood, ceramic, fiber, paper, seeds and synthetic materials. As you can see, the choice is vast when it comes to deciding what materials you would like to work with.
Terminology: "Seed bead" is a generic term that is often applied to any small bead, so don't get confused by the ter. It doesn't necessarily mean that the bead is made from seeds, which some beads are.