What is true cut bead?
Charlotte and True Cut Seed Beads are round seed beads with a single facet or flat side. This single facet results in irregular shimmers and sparkles, adding interest and depth to your designs. A “Charlotte Seed Bead” is simply a “True Cut” seed bead in size 13/0.
What are Czech cut beads?
Czech Charlotte & True Cuts
The most coveted seed beads there are! These glass beads have one delicate hand facet on each bead, giving them a gorgeous sparkle. They are also known as One Cuts or True Cuts. You will see them used in many Native American designs.
What are three cut beads?
3-Cut (3x) beads are short glass tubular beads cut with a hexagonal surface and then cut again for maximum sparkle. Due to the double cutting of these beads, they offer brilliant sparkle under lights and sunlight and therefore often used in evening wear, bridal and costumes.
What is a Charlotte cut seed bead?
Charlotte Cut Beads are round seed beads with one single cut side. This one cut offers high reflective qualities. These beads are particularly popular for detailed embroidery and Native American beadwork. They are available in 11/0, 13/0, & 15/0 sizes.
What cord do you use for seed beads?
Size #10 is the largest, measuring around 1mm. Nymo® nylon beading thread has become the most popular choice for working with seed beads. It’s lightweight and comes in a variety of thicknesses and colors. Be sure to use beeswax or Thread Magic® to coat and prevent it from fraying.
What are Preciosa seed beads?
PRECIOSA Rocailles are the most used type of glass seed beads. They were created in Venice, Italy in the 15th century. These beads have been produced industrially in Bohemia since the 18th century.
What are two-cut beads?
Two-cut (2x) beads are short glass tubes cut with a hexagonal cut surface. They are produced in the same manner as traditional seed beads, but after cutting they are fine tumbled and heat polished to get rid of any sharp edges from the cutting. Due to the faceting of the 2 cut beads, there is nice light reflection.
What are glass E beads?
“E” beads are glass seed beads that measure 5 and 6 (often written 5/0 and 6/0, or just called sizes 5 and 6). Unlike other seed beads, their circumference is not perfectly smooth and round. Like many seed beads, “E” beads are usually made in the Czech Republic.
What are Japanese seed beads?
Japanese Seed Beads
They are made using state of the art machinery to give totally consistent shape and size. They have oversized holes, thin walls and are light weight, giving a beautifully uniform finish to bead weaving and bead embroidery designs.
What are bugle beads?
Bugle Beads are tubular glass beads made in the same production manner as seed beads, however they are cut glass rods that have been tumbled for smooth edges. … All bugle beads are 1st quality and are made by Preciosa Ornela in the Czech Republic.