Lightweight Resin Beads - Though they look like glass, resin beads are very lightweight. Many of our resin beads were handmade in Java, Indonesia. These resin beads are produced by mixing liquid resin with a hardener and color, they are then poured into molds or onto sheets. The resulting bead is then hand-shaped, sanded and drilled. These beads are lightweight, durable, non-toxic and colorfast. They look like glass beads, and most have a frosted glass appearance, though some have a glossy or matte appearance. The pictures below are a representation of the resin beads we have available; they are divided into multiple categories depending on their shape.