While we were putting together our 2018 9/0 3-cut Holiday Set, we were forced to set aside some beads that didn’t quite go with the rest of the colors. We couldn’t bear to not show off all of our pretty beads, so we put together this set of blues. It makes us think of snowy winter days, like those we’ve been having here on the land of the Saginaw Ojibweg, marked on maps as the “Isabella Indian Reservation.” If you’re wondering about the item id, zookpo means “it is snowing” in Anishinaabemowin, the Anishinaabe language.
There is a limited number available, so take advantage while you can. We’ll be offering these at a special extra-discounted price from November 22-26, 2018, as part of our Black Friday/Small Business Saturday/Cyber Monday Sale!
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 9/0 3-cuts measure approximately 2.6mm. We recommend a Size 10 needle and Size D Nymo thread for most bead art using 9/0 3-cuts. Sold by the hank. Hanks contain approximately 3,000 first-quality, glass beads strung on 10 strands. Made in the Czech Republic.