The Opaque Olive beads are a beautiful new addition to our selection. This color has blue undertones combined with a vibrancy that makes it unique among the opaque greens. This color is no longer in production and we were very lucky to get ahold of some. We’re not sure how long we’ll have it, so please stock up while you have the chance.Opaque glass does not allow any light to pass through the bead. This gives these beads a solid look while still shiny. Many of our customers refer to this as the “regular” or “plain” beads as they are some of the most commonly found beads in both historical and contemporary indigenous bead art.Seed beads are a very popular and time-honored option for any bead artist, whether your art is worn on the powwow trail, displayed in a gallery, or adorning a person. They are fairly uniform in shape and size. They can be used in virtually any beaded project, including applique or flat stitch, lane stitch, peyote stitch, loomwork, bead weaving, bead stringing and jewelry making. Since they are so versatile, we recommend using seed beads for beginning beaders, classes, and workshops. Size 13 or (or 13/0) Seed Beads measure between 1.6-1.8mm. The hole of the bead is at least 0.40mm in width. Beads are sold strung on hanks; each hank contains 12 20-inch strands. Approximately 5,000 beads per hank. Made in the Czech Republic.