Metallic Gold beads are a soft, almost rose gold color, although sometimes we get shipments that are more yellow-gold. If you’re looking for a true gold bead, check out the 24k Gold-Plate seed beads.
The Metallic Iris finish adds a metallic shine to the beads. The finish of the beads causes these beads to have color variations throughout the hank. The color variations are different shades of green, blue, purple, tan, and a deep pink. Although the colors vary, they all remain a solid color with a metallic shine. If your project requires a strict color pattern, these beads are not the beads to use. Instead you should use beads with a metallic finish to get the metallic shine that you desire.
2-cuts are great for powwow beadwork. They have a certain sparkle and flash but are more economical than other cut beads. They do have sharp edges on the ends and can cut threads. We do not recommend these for peyote stitch, bead-weaving, loomwork, or any other beading technique where the ends touch threads. For applique/flat stitching, if you’re having a problem with broken threads, here is our advice. When pulling the thread through the bead, be sure to pull it straight out of the hole. Do not pull it up and against the edge, this can cause your thread to fray and eventually break.
Size 11 (or 11/0) 2-cuts measure approximately 1.9mm. The hole of the bead is at least 0.7mm in diameter. Sold by the hank; hanks contain 12 20-inch strands. Made in the Czech Republic.