Bubble gum beads are beads with an iridescent shine, similar to bubbles. These beads have a hole in the center. Choose from a variety of different colors and sizes on Alibaba.com.
What Are Bubblegum Beads Used for?
You can use these beads to make Christmas bubblegum necklaces, keychains, and wreath decorations, or add them to slime to make a super crunchy, sparkly slime. The acrylic bubblegum beads also make chunky bracelets, with only 6-8 beads required per bracelet.
How Many Bubblegum Beads Will Be Required to Make a Necklace?
To estimate the number of gum beads required to design any of the necklaces, such as the collar, choker, princess, matinée, opera, or rope, use the following formula: Strand Length x 25.4mm (1 inch) bead millimeter = Estimated Bead Quantity Needed for Design.
18-inch princess bubblegum necklace with 4mm beads = 114.3
32-inch opera necklace with 10-millimeter beads: 32 x 25.4 10 = 81.2
Because bubblegum beads can be irregular, these figures are only estimates. Also, if you're knotting between the beads, add 1 or 2mm for each knot, depending on the thread thickness.
Tips to Help You Choose the Suitable Bead for Your Next Craft Project
The largest and most popular jumbo bead is the 20 mm bubblegum bead. You only need 4-6 20mm chunky bubblegum beads per bracelet. 16mm and 12mm beads also work well as filler or spacer beads in projects that would otherwise require a large number of 20mm beads. 20mm gumball beads can be strung on wire, elastic, cord, and other stringing materials. It is recommended to use 1mm stringing material. Anything bigger will be more difficult to get through. Most custom bubblegum beads have 2mm holes, but some may have smaller holes. If you need a heavy-duty, good-quality elastic, use a 1mm power cord or 1mm stretch magic. Also, using clear nail polish to seal the end knots will keep them from unraveling.