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Seed Beads & Bugles

Some explanations of some bead terms that we use throughout our website and catalog.

 

Ghost- Frosted Iridescent

 

Hank- A group of seed beads, usually from the Czech Republic, on strands tied together.

You usually get 12- 20 inch strands of beads in a hank with several exceptions.

Three cuts, both 9/0's and 12/0's, there are 10 strands with a total of 3,000 beads.

 

Lumi- Color coating (over crystal) that makes beads look brighter then the regular transparent colors.

 

Magic- The Magic finish is double Vitrail coating then dyed. Does not fade and very vibrant coloring!

 

Miyuki- One of the three Japanese Bead factories which create fantastically beautiful beads.

 

Opaque Beads- Solid Color beads where light does not pass through.

 

Preciosa- A bead factory in the Czech Republic known for making beautiful beads and responsible for our fantastic bead habits.

 

Supra- Semi Frosted Pearl

 

Tint- A high quality dying process that is much better than regular dyed beads, usually will last several years.

 

Toho- One of the three Japanese Bead factories which create fantastically beautiful beads.

 

Transparent Beads- Glass beads that allows light to pass through.

 

Vega- A heavy Purplish Gold Luster finish.