The Transparent Emerald bead is a beautiful blue-ish green, like tropical waters. It is a great color for water-themed pieces, beaded turtles, florals and geometric designs.
Transparent glass allows light to pass through the bead, liked stained glass, while the matte finish eliminates any shine. Aurora Borealis (AB, for short) is the name for the rainbow affect. Matte AB beads have a distinct appearance that adds uniqueness to any piece of beaded art. Matte AB usually have color variations that vary between individual beads. Meaning that two random Matte AB beads will not exactly alike next to each other. If your project requires strict uniformity in color between individual beads, please chose an opaque or opaque matte color.
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.