Collection: Silver Foil Glass Beads

The majority of beads in this collection are glass silver foil beads made in India – the perfect components for making bead curtains, chunky jewellery, and suncatchers.

Big, bold, and beautiful, these beads, which come in a multitude of colours, are glass lampwork beads, which are made by placing a minute sheet of silver leaf or foil between two layers of clear or coloured glass, which is then folded around the metal leaf.

Although this style of bead originated in Venice centuries ago, modern-day artisans from the Indian sub-continent have been able to perfect the methods used by the Venetians.

And as a result, Indian silver foil beads have been enjoying massive popularity around the world in recent times – despite a lengthy and arduous manufacturing process that results in each bead being individually unique.

Our silver foil collection comprises an abundance of colours including Capri Blue, Blackberry, Gold Leaf, Sapphire, Copper, Pale Amethyst, Forest Green, Clear, Pale Topaz, Gold Leaf, Ice Green, and Lilac.

Depending on the actual bead size, (between 10mm and 60mm), each bead comes with a large 1.5mm-3mm centre-drill hole which makes it suitable for threading leather, tigertail, wire, or fishing line. 

Bead shapes include diamonds, cubes, coins, hearts, tiles, drops, triangles, gourds, twists, cylinders, slabs, rounds, ovals, flowers, and tabular.

A bonus group of beads we have included in this section – is identical in size, shape, and style but come in one colour only – jet black. We call them contrast beads – often used to provide the distinction between the vibrant silver foil coloured beads.

India is one of the world’s largest bead manufacturers, producing an extensive range of beads that adopt many traditional styles, materials, and treatment processes. The beads made in Varanasi are exported in huge quantities throughout the world. The glass beads used today were not found in India until 1700 and were available only in the kingdom of Saurashtra (now southern Gujarat state). With new sets of tools in the modern industry, the artisans have not failed to create newer types of beads with vast colours and imaginative work.

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  • 80pcs - 100g - 10-12mm Fancy Silver Foil Coloured Hearts & Ovals Collection [IN-22]
    Silver Foil, Oval, Multi-Coloured, Mix, India, Hearts, Global Beads, Glass, Colours, Collection, Clear, 12mm, 10mm, Pink, Navy, Yellow, Red, Purple, Green, Suncatchers, Bead Curtains, Varanasi,
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  • 100pcs - 200g – 10mm Collection of Clear Cubes – with Internal Coloured Silver Foil & Raised Dots [IN-4]
    Glass, Cube, India, Indian, Varanasi, Silver Foil, Jewellery, Bracelet, Necklace, Earrings, Bead Curtain, Suncatcher, 10mm, Pink, Navy, Yellow, Red, Purple, Teal, Orange, Black, Green, Clear,
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  • 28pcs - 435g - 35mm Assorted Silver Foil Flat Flowers Glass Bead Mix [SF-7]
    India, Silver Foil, Beads, Statement, Necklace, Collection, Gold Leaf, Copper, Pale Amethyst, Clear, Forest Green, Pale Topaz, Gold Leaf, Ice Green, Lilac, Jewellery-Making, Chunky, Jewellery, Glass, Large Hole, Centre-Drill, Flat Flowers, Bead Curtain, Mix, Tigertail, Leather, Fishing Line, Suncatcher,
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  • 88pcs - 500g - 20-22mm Mixed 'Purple' Flat Silver Foil Glass Flowers & Coins [SFM-31]
    Glass, Flat Coins, Flat Flowers, Indian, Silver Foil, Purple, Blackberry, Violet, Fuchsia, Ruby, Magenta, Indigo, Mauve, Lilac,
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  • 147pcs – 300g - 14mm Multicoloured Silver Foil Glass Disks [SF-27]
    Silver Foil, Flat Disks, Keyring, Beads, Glass, Aqua, Pink, Copper, Navy, Olive, Teal, Pale Blue, Forest Green, Clear, Aquamarine, Topaz, Purple, Lilac, Keyrings, Jewellery, Earrings, Necklaces, Bracelets, Leather, India, Indian, Tigertail,
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  • 120pcs - 300g - 10mm Multicoloured Silver Foil Glass Cubes [SF-24]
    Silver Foil, Cubes, Beads, Glass, Aqua, Pink, Copper, Navy, Olive, Pale Blue, Forest Green, Clear, Aquamarine, Topaz, Purple, Lilac,  Jewellery, Earrings, Necklaces, Bracelets, Leather, India, Indian, Tigertail.
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  • 46pcs - 400g - 20x23mm Mixed Coloured Silver Foil Pressed Glass Ovals [SF-20]
    Silver Foil, Beads, Glass, Stubbies, Cylinders, Tubes, Navy, Clear, Aqua, Topaz, Olive, Teal, Silver Grey, Navy, Purple, Jewellery, Earrings, Necklaces, Bracelets, Leather, India, Indian, Tigertail,
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  • 88pcs - 500g - 20-22mm Mixed 'Forest Green' Flat Silver Foil Flowers & Coins [SFM-32]
    Autumn, Glass, Flat Coins, Flat Flowers, Indian, Silver Foil, Green, Olive, Teal, Emerald Green, Lime, Forest Green, Mint, Amazon, Avocado, Apple, Chartreuse, Jewellery,
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  • 11pcs – 200g - 19x26mm Chunky Silver Foil Glass Love Heart Bead Collection [O-3]
    Green, Lime, Gold Flake, Silver Foil, Indian, Glass, Bead Curtain, Key Ring, Suncatcher, Necklace, Earrings, Hearts, Love, Puff Hearts, Collection, India,
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  • 2kgs - ‘Purple Rhapsody’ Mixed Silver Foil Glass Bead Collection [SF-M2k17]
    Purple Rhapsody, Chunky Beads, Glass, 2 Kilo, Two Kilogram, Colourful, Indian Silver Foil Beads, Silver Foil, Collections, Diamonds, Cubes, Hearts, Drops, Round, Tabular, Oval, Bicones, Cylinders, Slabs, Round, Gourds, Twists, Jewellery, Purple, Blackberry, Lilac, Violet, Fuchsia, Ruby, Magenta, Indigo, Mauve, Suncatchers, Indian, Bead Curtain, Beads, Statement, Gold, Speckled,
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  • 38pcs - 410g - 35x27mm Multicoloured Flat Silver Foil Glass Gourds [SF-9]
    India, Silver Foil, Beads, Statement, Necklace, Collection, Gold Leaf, Sapphire, Copper, Pale Amethyst, Clear, Forest Green, Pale Topaz, Gold Leaf, Ice Green, Lilac, Capri Blue, Jewellery-Making, Chunky, Jewellery, Global Beads, Glass, Large Hole, Centre-Drill, Flat Gourds, Bead Curtain, Mix, Tigertail, Leather, Fishing Line, Blackberry, Gourds, Beader,
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  • 38pcs - 458g - 30x35mm Flat Roundish Silver Foil Glass Hearts [SF-H4]
    India, Silver Foil, Beads, Statement, Necklace, Collection, Gold Leaf, Sapphire, Copper, Pale Amethyst, Clear, Forest Green, Pale Topaz, Gold Leaf, Ice Green, Lilac, Capri Blue, Jewellery-Making, Chunky, Jewellery, Glass, Large Hole, Centre-Drill, Flat Hearts, Bead Curtain, Mix, Tigertail, Leather, Fishing Line, Blackberry, Suncatcher,
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  • 38pcs - 424g - 25mm Thick Silver Foil Puffed Up Glass Love Hearts [SF-H3]
    India, Silver Foil, Beads, Statement, Necklace, Collection, Gold Leaf, Sapphire, Copper, Pale Amethyst, Clear, Forest Green, Pale Topaz, Gold Leaf, Ice Green, Lilac, Capri Blue, Jewellery-Making, Chunky, Jewellery, Glass, Large Hole, Centre-Drill, Puffed Up, Love Hearts, Bead Curtains, Mix, Suncatchers, Tigertail, Leather, Fishing Line, Blackberry, Mix, Bracelets,
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  • 28pcs - 435g - 32mm Round Flat Speckled Silver Foil Glass Tabular Beads [SF-6]
    India, Silver Foil, Beads, Statement, Necklace, Collection, Gold Leaf, Copper, Pale Amethyst, Clear, Forest Green, Pale Topaz, Gold Leaf, Ice Green, Lilac, Jewellery-Making, Chunky, Jewellery, Glass, Large Hole, Centre-Drill, Hearts, Bead Curtain, Mix, Speckled-Twists, Tigertail, Leather, Fishing Line, Round Flat Tabular, Suncatcher,
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  • 250pcs - 200g – 9-11mm Mixed Collection of Clear Blue-Red Silver Foil Marbles [IN-7]
    Silver Foil, Red, Blue, Silver, Glass, Clear, Round, Indian, Jewellery, Suncatchers, Bead Curtains, Earrings, Necklaces, Bracelets, Assorted, Multicolour, Collection, Beads,
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  • 100pcs - 200g – 12-14mm Clear Ovals, Rounds, & Tubes – Internal Silver Foil & Colours [IN-9]
    Silver Foil, Topaz, Red, Yellow, Black Green, Blue, Silver, Glass, Clear, Round, Oval, Cylinder, Cube, Indian, Jewellery, Suncatchers, Bead Curtains, Earrings, Necklaces, Bracelets, Assorted, Multicolour, Collection, Beads,
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  • 65pcs - 200g - 10-30mm Mixed Chinese Silver Foil Glass Bead Collection [CH-56]
    Tube, Topaz, Silver, Foil, Round, Red, Purple, Pink, Oval, Navy, Multi-Coloured, Mix, Lime, Lilac, Hearts, Green, Global, Beads, Glazed, Glass, Drops, Cylinder, Cube, Collection, China, Blue, Bicone, Beads, Aqua
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  • 125pcs - 100g x 9mm Fancy Silver Foil Flat Square Tile Collection [IN-24]
    Lime, Navy, Yellow, Red, Purple, Green, Lilac, Blue, Glass, India, Indian, Varanasi, Silver Foil, Jewellery, Bracelet, Necklace, Earrings, Bead Curtain, Suncatcher, 9mm, Flat, Collection, Tiles,
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  • 140pcs - 200g - 12mm - Assorted Clear Triangle Beads - Fused with Silver Foil & Colours [IN-6]
    Blue, Green, Red, Yellow, Purple, Orange, Silver, Varanasi, Suncatchers, Bead, Curtains, Jewellery, Necklaces, Bracelets, Earrings, Triangle, Three-Sided, Silver, Foil, Multi-Coloured, India, Global, Beads, Glass, Collection, Clear, Beads, 12mm
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    $13.00
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