The Pearl White beads are a popular choice for powwow beadwork. The pearl finish softens their appearance, which makes them great for outlining florals, geometric detail, and borders. These beads are close in appearance to Opaque Luster White and are often confused. Please Contact Us if you’re note sure which bead you need.
Pearl beads have a pearlescent sheen to them; this softens their appearance and gives them a unique shine. These beads offer a delicate elegance to any bead art project. Pearl seed beads are also called Ceylon seed beads; we use “pearl” because it’s a better fit for our item tags.
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.