Chip beads are very popular in all sorts of jewelry and beaded crafts. They’re small, irregularly shaped beads. You will find a lot of stone chip beads, but you can also find glass chip beads.
Chip beads are smaller and flatter than nugget beads, but like nugget beads, chip beads have a natural shape.
Chip beads are also called macadam beads or knucklebone beads.
Chip beads are great to use as accent beads to separate larger beads, but combining several strands of chip beads onto one necklace or bracelet can create a very elegant look.