The Pearl Eggshell is a popular color for powwow outfits and indigenous bead art. The color resembles the brown shell of farm fresh eggs. These beads are especially popular for backgrounds and borders.
Pearl beads have a pearlescent sheen to them; this softens their appearance and gives them a unique shine. These beads offer a delicate elegance to any bead art project. Pearl seed beads are also called Ceylon seed beads; we use “pearl” because it’s a better fit for our item tags.
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 12 or (or 12/0) Seed Beads measure between 1.8-2.0mm. The hole of the bead is at least 0.50mm in width. Beads are sold strung on hanks; each hank contains 12 20-inch strands. Approximately 4,700 beads per hank. Made in the Czech Republic.