Cat’s Eye beads are also called fiber optic beads. They are made with fused quartz fibers. They got their name from the beautiful way they refract light, similar to that of a cat’s eye.

They come in different shapes, colors, and sizes. I’m not a big fan of bright and colorful jewelry but I do love making trinkets out of cat’s eyes. I remember making several cat’s eyes bracelets for my mother back in college. She sure loved them.

photos courtesy of thebeadshack.com.au and astralbeads.com