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    In our webstore,, we are proud to offer over 375 pony bead colors, mixes and combos. Our in-house designer & color theory expert is in charge of adding new color shades and creating new color combos to inspire you with the ultimate beading color palette so you can express your creativity. Please suggest a color or mix if there is something specific you need.

    If you are interested in knowing about all our colors and our full selection of pony beads and mixes, below is info about different pony bead finishes, effects & colors.

    The most common type of pony bead is about 6x9mm and the holes are relatively large as compared to other types of beads. Pony beads are also available in faceted beads and mini pony beads (which are 4 x 6.5mm). Pony beads are also referred to as crow beads and are drum shaped or barrel shaped.

    People love creating with pony beads because the simple shape works for so many different types of projects and can be combined with other beads like alphabet letter beads, different types of string and materials. Not only are pony beads perfect for making bracelets and jewelry, they are great for paper crafts, mixed media arts & crafts, home decor, gifts and party favors.

    Pony Bead Styles - we also have mini pony beads,  jewel style faceted pony beads and jumbo pony beads and many other styles of craft beads for your creative arts & crafts and jewelry projects.

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    Our pony beads come in 5 different effects or finishes / color styles:

    • Transparent Pony Beads - these are see-through colors that allows light to pass through
    • Opaque Pony Beads -  solid (not see-through)
    • Pearlized Pony Beads - this effect mimics the soft shimmer of freshwater pearls
    • Glitter Pony Beads - these are transparent beads enhanced with glitter
    • Glow in the Dark Pony Beads - in the light, they are milky, translucent colors, but in the dark (in certain conditions) they are a faint light green colors (white glows the best!)
    • Matte Pony Beads - these craft beads are super cool! They come in tons of colors with a trendy matte finish

    Our pinks & reds include the basic baby pink and red plus pale, pastel pinks, bright neon pinks, and berry inspired colors in transparent, opaque, pearlized and glitter shades. 

    See Pink & Magenta Pony Bead Colors
    See Red Pony Bead Colors

    We have many shades of orange and yellow pony beads from peachy tones, to bright deep bright oranges. Basic yellow and orange colors are available in all color effects of transparent, opaque, pearlized and glitter shades. Additional shades include ivory, goldenrod, topaz and many more colors.

    We have our products organized in Orange Pony Bead ColorsYellow Pony Bead Colors

    Our large variety of green and blue pony beads come in light, medium and dark colors and include classic green, blue and navy tones, plus we also have soft pastel colors, aqua shades as well as turquoise and teal colors

    Our blues and green are organized in three color categories: Green Pony BeadsBlue Pony Bead ColorsTurquoise Pony Bead Colors


    Purple pony beads come in light, medium and dark tones ranging from lavender, classic purple and deep plum shades. We also have a  

    See Purple & Lavender Pony Bead Colors

    We have a large range of neutrals like black, white, ivory and many shades of brown. Our neutrals like dark ivory and bone are popular choices to use as skin tones in banner projects.

    We've organized our pony bead neutrals into these categories:
    Silver & Gold Pony Bead Colors
    Black Pony Beads
    Brown Pony Bead Colors
    Gray Pony Beads
    White & Clear Pony Beads

    If you can't decide on specific colors, then we have a large variety of mixes in rainbow colors and different combos like pastels, brights, monochromatic mixes and holiday theme mixes. You can click here to see all of our different pony bead mixes.

    Photo of a DIY Pony Bead Color Chart
    Make your own DIY Bead Color Chart! Click here for details


    If you would like to learn more about our pony bead colors, we have several free resources available:

    Need help with a group project? Use our Bead Bracelet Calculator to figure out how many beads and how much string you will need.

    We'd love to see your creativity so please share your pics! If you have any other questions or comments, please contact us.



    Pony beads are very popular for use in many different types of beading projects and craft projects including making bracelets, necklaces, key chains, banners, hair braiding and more. Pony beads are barrel shape or donut shape beads and are made of plastic. We offer 6x9mm pony beads and hole size is about 4mm. We also have mini pony beads which are 4x7mm with a hole size of about 3mm. These types of beads can be strung onto many types of cording and string. Pony beads can be strung on elastic cording, Stretch Magic stretch cord, plastic S'getti cord, hemp cord, leather, suede, gossamer stretch cord, flexible beading wire, and monofilament.

    Use plastic pony beads for school projects, Sunday school projects, camp activities, pony bead banners and other fun crafts.
    Plastic pony beads can be used to make jewelry and accessories like bracelets, necklaces, key chains, book marks and other types of crafts. If you are looking for an economical option, cheap pony beads are great for large group activities, school activities, fundraising and special events. Using cheap pony beads is also a great option for classroom projects, Sunday school projects, Girl Scout projects or camp activities.

    Pony beads are made in many different types of colors. The colors can be bright, opaque colors or transparent colors. Pony beads can also be pearlized, glittery or frosted. Pony beads are also available in glow in the dark pony bead colors.

    Pony bead projects can also be personalized by using alphabet beads and number beads. 7mm cube alphabet beads are the most common choice to use with pony beads because of the size. By combining alphabet beads and pony beads, special messages, names and sayings can be put on bracelets, necklaces, key chains and other bead projects. To make key chains, you may also be interested in vertical hole letter beads which hang downwards.

    Plastic pony beads are suitable for different types of craft projects including making beaded bracelets, necklaces, book marks, sports team key chains, and beaded banners. Use alphabet beads with pony beads to make name bracelets and other personalized items.

    Our large variety of pony bead colors will let you be creative and create many unique crafts and gifts. We have gorgeous colors of pony beads in shades of red, pink, orange, yellow, green blue, purple, browns, black, white, earth tones and neutral colors. We also have pearlized pony beads, glitter pony beads, neon colors, and transparent pony bead colors.

    If you would like to learn more about our pony bead colors, you can download a printable Pony Bead Color CatalogYou can also check out our DIY Pony Bead Color Chart and learn about our free mini sample cards

    Need help with a group project? Use our Bead Bracelet Calculator to figure out how many beads and how much string you will need.

    We'd love to see your creativity so please share your pics

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