sparkle. exclusivity. Czech seed beads in the shape of a short cut cylinder are called PRECIOSA Three-Cut Beads (also known as PRECIOSA Three-Cuts or PRECIOSA 3cuts). They are made using a similar technology to PRECIOSA Two-Cut Beads, i.e. by cutting glass tubes with a round hole and a hexagonal surface.
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 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.
What are true cut beads?
Charlotte and True Cut Seed Beads are round seed beads with a single facet or flat side. This single facet results in irregular shimmers and sparkles, adding interest and depth to your designs. A “Charlotte Seed Bead” is simply a “True Cut” seed bead in size 13/0.
What are table cut beads?
Table Cut beads are cut using a special grindstone and cut flat on both sides. This allows the beads to display interesting colors and finishes of Czech Glass. Some refer to table cut beads as “window beads” as they’re beautiful windows that allow finish and color to show through the glass.
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 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. These Bugle Beads come in short and long lengths, sizes #1-#5 and 15mm-35mm.
What cord do you use for seed beads?
Size #10 is the largest, measuring around 1mm. Nymo® nylon beading thread has become the most popular choice for working with seed beads. It’s lightweight and comes in a variety of thicknesses and colors. Be sure to use beeswax or Thread Magic® to coat and prevent it from fraying.
What size are Charlotte beads?
The size of the Charlotte beads is 13/0.