What is the Definition of Acrylic?
A glassy plastic-like material which can be molded or cast or used in paints and coatings. Acrylic is molded into plastic-like beads or is used to coat beads to give them color or luster. Acrylic beads are available in thousands of shapes and colors, and are generally less expensive than metal or glass beads and can be more durable.
However, they are not always crafted with the same care and precision as more expensive materials, so it’s important to examine the craftsmanship carefully.