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.
Crow beads are large beads used mainly for stringing projects such as
breastplates, chokers, necklaces, etc. They are a little smaller than Crow
Beads, measuring 5mm in stringing length (i.e. they will take up 5mm 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. 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.