The bright hue of the Opaque Orange beads comforts and reminds me of tulips, tiger lilies, and the gorgeous wings of the monarch butterfly. This color has a vibrancy that is playful and wild, a perfect pairing for calmer yellows and reds in a fire themed piece.
Opaque glass does not allow any light to pass through the bead. This gives these beads a solid look that is still shiny. Opaque Luster beads are shinier and flashier than their regular opaque counterparts. The luster affect tends to lighten the colors a little, so they can be used with regular opaques for shading and depth. Use with matte beads to draw out the shine of the luster beads.
Seed beads are a very popular and time-honored option for any bead artist, whether your art is worn on the powwow trail, displayed in a gallery, or adorning a person. They are fairly uniform in shape and size. They can be used in virtually any beaded project, including applique or flat stitch, lane stitch, peyote stitch, loomwork, bead weaving, bead stringing and jewelry making. Since they are so versatile, we recommend using seed beads for beginning beaders, classes, and workshops.
Size 10 (or 10/0) Seed Beads measure between 2.2-2.4mm. The hole of the bead is at least 0.70mm in width. Beads are sold strung on hanks; each hank contains 12 20-inch strands. Approximately 3,800 beads per hank. Made in the Czech Republic.