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 not 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.
3-cuts are popular for indigenous bead art, especially beaded earrings and powwow beadwork. They are especially shiny, glittery, and glamorous. The manufacturing process includes reheating the beads to add random facets, which adds extra flashiness. This process is labor intensive and adds to the manufacturing costs, which is why these are some of the more expensive Czech beads on the market. Their unique shape makes 3-cut beads great for applique, lane stitching, and bead-stringing but they are unsuitable for peyote stitch, loomwork or other projects requiring strict uniformity.
Size 12/0 3-cuts measure approximately 1.9mm. We recommend a Size 12 needle and Size Nymo thread for most bead art using 12/0 3-cuts. Sold by the hank. Hanks contain approximately 3,000 first-quality, glass beads strung on 10 strands. Made in the Czech Republic.