These 2-cut Beads have a copper metallic finish that is dark and beautiful. It is a good metallic finish that won’t rub off*
Use these on earrings, florals, loomwork, anywhere you would normally use Size 11 Seed Beads. They contrast well with bright, opaque colors. They also pull out of the orange and yellow tones when used next to Aurora Borealis (AB) beads. They will stand the test of time, so they are perfect for those ceremonial or special-occasion items that you plan on handing down for generations.
2-cuts are great for powwow beadwork. They have a certain sparkle and flash but are more economical than other cut beads. They do have sharp edges on the ends and can cut threads. We do not recommend these for peyote stitch, bead-weaving, loomwork, or any other beading technique where the ends touch threads. For applique/flat stitching, if you’re having a problem with broken threads, here is our advice. When pulling the thread through the bead, be sure to pull it straight out of the hole. Do not pull it up and against the edge, this can cause your thread to fray and eventually break.
Size 11 (or 11/0) 2-cuts measure approximately 1.9mm. The hole of the bead is at least 0.7mm in diameter. Sold by the hank; hanks contain 12 20-inch strands. Made in the Czech Republic.
*With normal beadwork care precautions. To clean beadwork, we recommend spot cleaning with a damp towel (no soap, no detergent, definitely no bleach). Store in a dark place, away from direct sunlight (NOT on the dashboard of your car). Allow beadwork to dry completely before storing.