We are so very pleased that we now have Roller Beads online! These beads are part of the huge stock we acquired from Flying Feathers Trading in 2012. We have a wide selection of colors in various finishes. Unfortunately, we are unable to replenish our stock on some of these items, so we recommend you buy extra for whatever your project may be.
Roller beads are large beads used mainly for stringing projects such as breastplates, chokers, necklaces, etc. They measure 7mm in stringing length (i.e. they will take up 7mm on the thread), 9mm across, with a hole measuring ~4mm. That large hole can easily be strung with full-thickness artificial sinew or even leather. This makes roller beads ideal for stringing projects or for decorating leather fringe. They can be used along with Crow Beads on most projects*.
These are the perfect option for community beading classes or short workshops. They are first quality Czech glass, making them an excellent option for powwow regalia and ceremonial items. They are heavier than the plastic versions out there, which is excellent for most projects. However, the weight can add up, especially on larger pieces, like breastplates. Please keep that in mind when designing.
Sold in bags of 50. Made in the Czech Republic.
*If a project requires strict uniformity in size, such as a weaving project, then we do not recommend mixing Crow and Roller Beads. Otherwise, feel free to combine to make awesome color combinations.