What are those flat beads called?

Heishi: A thin uniform disc-shaped shell, gemstone, metal or wooden beads that are center drilled and strung in a row. It is a disk bead that is usually flat, but sometimes slightly puffed.

What are those long beads called?

Bugle Beads Sized like seed beads, bugle beads are long tubes ranging in length from 2 to 35 mm. Crow Beads The same shape as seed beads, but much larger than seed beads with larger holes. They are also available in a large range of colors and finishes but are most often made of acrylic rather than glass.

Why are beads so expensive?

All of the following things contribute to the cost of beads: – The cost of manufacturing. – The cost of shipping from the Czech Republic to the U.S. – The cost of tariffs and new ‘homeland’ security inspection fees.

What is a rondelle shape beads?

A bead that is rondelle shaped is round with flattened or faceted ends. The rondelles on the left are Swarovski crystals article #5040-Mocca.

What are Picasso beads?

Picasso. A luster coating that appears more speckled and spotty; giving beads a natural, earthy appearance. The color can vary from light yellow to dark brown with underlying color variations. Some base bead colors, such as opaque beige, blue, or white allow the picasso finish to take on a raku pottery look.

What are Tila beads?

Miyuki Tila Beads are flat square or rectangular tile-shaped 2-hole seed beads which can be used to connect multiple strands in your beadweaving. They are available in 3 different sizes: Tila (5 x 5 x 1.9mm), Half-Tila (5 x 2.3 x 1.9mm) and Quarter-Tila (5 x 1.2 x 1.9mm).

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