Porcelain and Ceramic Beads

Porcelain, also called china clay, is a dense white ceramic material made by heating kaolin in a kiln to high temperatures. Porcelain and ceramic beads are either shaped by hand or with molds and carving tools. Ceramic and Porcelain beads are dried and fired, and then they are painted or dipped in glaze. Many glazes use minerals or metallic oxides to create unique colors, and the beads need to be coated multiple times to achieve the desired richness of color.

Porcelain beads are very strong because the heat of the firing often causes glass and mullite to form in the body of the bead. After they are fired they are non-porous and very durable.

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Colors of Porcelain and Ceramic Beads


Chocolate ceramic beads have a smooth dark brown glaze with a lighter yellowish brown color along the edges.

porcelain bead chocoloate brown

Denim Blue ceramic beads range from a pale blue-white to a darker denim blue with speckles of navy and charcoal grey.

porcelain bead denim blue

Gray ceramic beads range from a light to medium gray with dark speckles of black and brown.

porcelain bead gray

Green ceramic beads are a medium pea green color with dark brown speckles and a lighter yellowish brown color along the edges.

porcelain bead green

Light Green ceramic beads range from a light celery green to a brighter lime green, with dark speckles of brown and a lighter yellowish brown color along the edges.

porcelain bead light green

Pink ceramic beads have a smooth medium pink glaze with dark speckles of charcoal gray and brown with a lighter yellowish brown color along the edges.

porcelain bead pink

Red ceramic beads are a bright fiery red color fading to a duller earthier red and brown at the edges, and speckled with black and brown.

porcelain bead red

Turquoise ceramic beads are a bright turquoise blue fading to green and then a lighter yellowish brown color along the edges, speckled with brown.

porcelain bead turquoise

Yellow ceramic beads are a bright yellow fading to a lighter yellowish brown color along the edges and speckled with brown.

porcelain bead yellow

Colorful animal ceramic beads are available as multicolored fish, birds, bears, cats and more.

porcelain fish bead