Mabe pearls are large, hemispherical cultured pearls that grow attached to the inside
shells of oysters. Mabe pearls are used in earrings, pins, and rings.
Macca (Cut Bugle) Bead
Bugle bead with hexagonal section, usually black. See also BUGLE BEAD...
Macrame jewelry (bracelets, necklaces, and sometimes earrings) is a type of jewelry
made mostly using knotting cords.
A Japanese term for half-sphere cultured pearls, which are cultured against the shell
so that only half a cultured pearl is formed.
Magnifica beads are cylindrical beads with large holes and thin walls. They are very
uniform in size and shape. Most commonly used in bead weaving.
Malachite is an opaque semi-precious stone with alternate irregular bands of light
and dark green.
A broad bracelet in the form of a cuff.
Marcasite is a gray, lustrous mineral, crystallized iron pyrites ("fool's gold")
mounted in groups, cut or uncut, in pins and other pieces of jewelry.
A single row necklace ranging form 20 inches to 25 inches length.
A finish that has a dulled or less shiny, perhaps frosty appearance. It provides a very
low-luster, velvety or frosted, smooth surface. Matte iridescent beads are both iridescent
Memory wire is a tough, stiff wire that retains its shape. It is often used for
necklaces and bracelets.
A shiny, very reflective coating that gives the bead a look of metal. Metallic or
galvanized beads are glass with a shiny metal like surface coating that is usually a
A unit of length equivalent to 0.001 mm, used for measuring the thickness of electroplating.
Decoration created by fusion of several glass rods arranged so that the cross-section
creates a flower or pattern with a mosaic-like appearance.
Any inorganic substance; i.e. anything that is not a plant or an animal.
Moldavite is a rare, glassy, translucent, dark green gemstone, only found in Bohemia
(the Czech Republic).
Moonstone is a pearly and opalescent type of gemstone. It can be colored white, gray,
yellow, pink, or red; rarely green.
Morganite is a transparent to translucent pink variety of beryl
Mother Of Pearl
Mother of pearl, also known as nacre, is a naturally-occurring organic-inorganic
composite with the iridescent appearance. Sometimes it is called just shell.
Moukaite is a semi-precious gemstone, a variety of jasper from Australia. The color of
moukaite varies from red-browns to pinks, with gold and white bands.
A piece of metal that holds a gem in place.
1.5mm satin cord.