12/0 3-cuts Opaque AB White

SKU: 3X120382
These Opaque AB White beads can be used anywhere a white bead is needed. They are especially good for outlining flowers, detail on geometric patterns, background fill, or anything else you can think of. The AB affect tends to pull blue, purple, and greens, so these beads are a great companion for those colors. Can also be used to soften a fire-themed piece.

3-cuts are popular for indigenous bead art, especially beaded earrings and powwow beadwork. They are especially shiny, glittery, and glamorous. The manufacturing process includes reheating the beads to add random facets, which adds extra flashiness. This process is labor intensive and adds to the manufacturing costs, which is why these are some of the more expensive Czech beads on the market. Their unique shape makes 3-cut beads great for applique, lane stitching, and bead-stringing but they are unsuitable for peyote stitch, loomwork or other projects requiring strict uniformity.

Size 12/0 3-cuts measure approximately 1.9mm. We recommend a Size 12 needle and Size Nymo thread for most bead art using 12/0 3-cuts. Sold by the hank. Hanks contain approximately 3,000 first-quality, glass beads strung on 10 strands. Made in the Czech Republic.