What are cut seed beads?
Known as “Cuts” or “Charlotte” beads, these fine beads have tiny facets which cause them to sparkle, thereby giving cut bead work its distinctive beauty. Used on fans, gourds, medallions, barrettes, belts, buckles, dresses, leggings, aprons and more.
What are three cut beads?
3-Cut (3x) beads are short glass tubular beads cut with a hexagonal surface and then cut again for maximum sparkle. Due to the double cutting of these beads, they offer brilliant sparkle under lights and sunlight and therefore often used in evening wear, bridal and costumes.
What is a Charlotte cut seed bead?
Charlotte Cut Beads are round seed beads with one single cut side. This one cut offers high reflective qualities. These beads are particularly popular for detailed embroidery and Native American beadwork. They are available in 11/0, 13/0, & 15/0 sizes.
What are two cut beads?
Two-cut (2x) beads are short glass tubes cut with a hexagonal cut surface. They are produced in the same manner as traditional seed beads, but after cutting they are fine tumbled and heat polished to get rid of any sharp edges from the cutting. Due to the faceting of the 2 cut beads, there is nice light reflection.
Which seed beads are best?
Japanese seed beads are popular because of their consistent quality and uniform shape. Japanese seed beads have larger holes than Czech seed beads of a comparable size. We stock primarily Miyuki seed beads. Cylinder shaped beads called Delicas are the highest quality seed beads in production today.
What are bugle beads?
Bugle Beads are tubular glass beads made in the same production manner as seed beads, however they are cut glass rods that have been tumbled for smooth edges. … All bugle beads are 1st quality and are made by Preciosa Ornela in the Czech Republic.
What are glass E beads?
“E” beads are glass seed beads that measure 5 and 6 (often written 5/0 and 6/0, or just called sizes 5 and 6). Unlike other seed beads, their circumference is not perfectly smooth and round. Like many seed beads, “E” beads are usually made in the Czech Republic.