Copper-Lined Sapphire are great for adding a small burst of color to contemporary patterns. The copper lining changes the appearance of the transparent sapphire, giving it warmer undertones.
These beads are very similar to the copper-lined beads; they have a copper lining in the center of a transparent bead. Additionally, they feature an AB (aurora borealis) finish that gives them a rainbow appearance. The AB effect adds extra depth and sparkle to the bead. The copper 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 copper-lined beads on your powwow outfit, allow it to dry before storing it in a breathable container.
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 11 (or 11/0) Seed Beads measure between 2.0-2.2mm. The hole of the bead is at least 0.60mm in width. Beads are sold strung on hanks; each hank contains 12 20-inch strands. Approximately 4,000 beads per hank. Made in the Czech Republic.