About Donut Beads
A donut bead is a circular bead with an open middle; as the name suggests, it is shaped like a donut. This style of bead is usually flatter than it is spherical. For this reason, larger donut beads are often used as pendants rather than as consecutive beads on a necklace. Donut beads come in a wide variety of styles and designs, including those that look like the actual food item. Basic beads use materials like wood, glass, and plastic. Others use gemstones, such as jade and amethyst. Some beads have a wider opening than others, making them easy to thread on different mediums, such as wire, ribbon or even chains. Donut beads work well for young children who are still learning how to string beads, as they are easy to hold and use. Shop on eBay for unique or hard-to-find types. Whether for a beginner or an expert, choose donut beads to add extra texture and style to your next project.