Polymer Clay lends itself well to bead making. From large and elaborate focal beads to the tiniest of beads, if you can envision it, you can create it from polymer clay. the polymer clay artists from the Polymer Clay Smooshers Guild on Art Fire have mastered the art of bead making to the max.
Here are a few examples I found while perusing the Guild's list of artists.
Hope you find them as beautiful and breathtaking as I do.