Bugle beads are tubular beads and can be used instead of a string of smaller round beads. They add extra sparkle and shine and are frequently used for the arms of snowflakes or stars.
Bugle beads are cut glass cane in a variety of colors and finishes. They are usually 2.5 mm round and equivalent to a size 11/0 seed bead. Small bugle beads are 6mm long, medium are 9mm, and large are 14mm - specific sizes are listed in the product descriptions.