The beads are then fired to hold fast their shape and colour. Shapes can be square, rectangular, heart or flower shapes to name a few.
Although the process sounds complex and time consuming it's fairly straightforward which makes these adorable beads easily available and affordable.
Because the method for making these beads has been around for centuries you can find some very old beads in circulation, many of these become collectors items and can be identified by the deep rich colours as opposed to the lighter brighter fresher coloures of more recently manufactured beads.
Whichever type of mille flori beads you prefer you will always find a shapre and colour scheme to suit your needs, and as there are so many designs available you will have alarge seldction to choose from for your project.