The term acrylic is used for a material that has properties very much similar to objects made of like glass or transparent plastic. Beads made with acrylic are very much similar to beads of glass. Many of the acrylic body jewelry pieces these days are made from acrylic which is also considered also one of the most durable materials. It is due to the unique properties like glass that acrylic has that makes it a material that is much more superior to many others. Beads in acrylic can last you for a good number of years and the kind of shapes designed range from round to octagonal.
However besides the round shapes, the beads in acrylic are also found in various others shapes as well. Faceted beads, acrylic bead flowers, animals, tube designs etc are also very popular shapes being used in the present times. One of the most common beads are the multi-sided variety that is the round bead in acrylic. These beads are usually used in the making of jewelry and craft items. It is very easy to make a good set of jewelry with round bead shapes. If the right steps are followed then you can make some of the finest sets right in your living room. A preferable idea would be to make a kind of sketch or draft first and draw the beads accordingly.