The Satin White beads are a beautiful option for any bead artist. Somewhat less shiny than the Opaque Luster and Pearl White beads, the Satin White is a good option who needs a subtler touch.
Satin Beads add a unique touch to beadwork. These satin beads are somewhat translucent with a soft, smooth appearance, rather like satin. These bright, vibrant colors are popular for powwow beadwork. This finish is only available in cut beads. Satin beads are color-fast and will stand the test of time.
3-cuts are popular for indigenous bead art, especially beaded earrings and powwow beadwork. They are especially shiny, glittery, and glamorous. The manufacturing process includes reheating the beads to add random facets, which adds extra flashiness. This process is labor intensive and adds to the manufacturing costs, which is why these are some of the more expensive Czech beads on the market. Their unique shape makes 3-cut beads great for applique, lane stitching, and bead-stringing but they are unsuitable for peyote stitch, loomwork or other projects requiring strict uniformity.
Size 12/0 3-cuts measure approximately 1.9mm. We recommend a Size 12 needle and Size Nymo thread for most bead art using 12/0 3-cuts. Sold by the hank. Hanks contain approximately 3,000 first-quality, glass beads strung on 10 strands. Made in the Czech Republic.