“Anishinaabeg are woodland peoples of the Great Lakes. Forests, trees, and plants have great meaning for us. So do green colors. When I look at this Transparent Dark Green bead, I imagine myself in the deep woods on a summer’s day, gazing up through the canopy of maple and oak trees. The sun’s light is filtered through the many layers of leaves, giving the world around me a green glow. This place is full of life; it’s where medicines and food grow. Where creatures live and roam. Where birds sing and squirrels chatter. It is home for the mind and the spirit.” – Autumn “Ellie” Mitchell, Owner of Bead & Powwow Supply
Silver-lined beads are a transparent bead with a silver-lining in the center. This silver-lining brightens these beads into a flashy, glitzy option. The silver inside the bead can tarnish if it is not cared for properly. To prevent tarnish, store beads in a dry, dark place. If there are silver-lined beads on your powwow outfit, allow it to dry before storing it in a breathable container.
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.