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11 0 Czech Seed Bead Red White Heart

11 0 Czech Seed Bead Red White Heart

Regular price $6.95 AUD
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These tiny sized 2mm 11/0 Czech glass red, white heart seed beads have an incredible long history. The style of White Heart beads was invented around the year 1480, whereby red glass was coloured using actual gold. Naturally, because of its value, the gold had to be used sparingly by the bead makers. As such, they instead opted to use cheap colour filler for the core of the bead with the red only forming the outer layer. Today, an inner core of white glass. i.e., inside hole lined with white is used as the fill colour. Original trade beads are sought after beads today because of the intensity of their colour.

    • Finish: White Heart

    • Colour: red

    • Size: 11/0 Czech glass seed beads
      Each tiny bead measures about 2.1mm

    • Hole size: 0.7mm.

    • Made: Czech Republic

    • Manufacturer: Preciosa Ornella

    • Sold loose in packs 20grm (approx x2 000)

Made by the established glass company Preciosa (prior to that Ornela a state-run factory by Jablonex) in the mountains north of Prague. Seed beads are also known as rocailles (French / “little stones”) and are made of the highest quality glass by the drawn glass method. Literally the glass is drawn out to become a long hollow tube and then cut into small pieces. Seed beads are affordable, durable to work with and having a multitude of colours and finishes and sizes available give the crafts person broad scope in creativity. Sizing is based on the size rod used for the manufacture of glass beads. The smaller the number, the larger the bead.

Preciosa® TRADITIONAL CZECH BEADSTM is the number one producer of rocaille seed beads in the world.

    • superior quality - colourfast. They are not dyed which means no peeling and no fading.

    • machine cut - uniform shape makes them ideal for bead weaving, hand bead weaving e.g., peyote stitch

    • scope of shapes, sizes and colours

    • affordable

    • versatile: use in bead stringing, bead looming, bead weaving, decorative surface embellishment, such as embroidery, and crochet

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