11/0 2-cuts Opaque White

$3.80
SKU: 2X110182
The Opaque White beads are the go-to white color for many bead artists. The regular opaque finish goes well with in any design. If you ask for white beads and we ask you to specify, we are not being facetious. With luster, pearl, AB, opal, matte, and more finishes available, there really several white beads that might work for you. These are the most popular though, and we recommend every bead artist have a couple hanks on hand.

Opaque glass does not allow any light to pass through the bead. This gives these beads a solid look while still shiny. Many of our customers refer to this as the “regular” or “plain” beads as they are some of the most commonly found beads in both historical and contemporary indigenous bead art.

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.