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5 0 4.5mm Amethyst Opaque Lustred Czech Seed Bead

5 0 4.5mm Amethyst Opaque Lustred Czech Seed Bead

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These size 5/0 (4.5mm) Czech glass Opaque Lustred amethyst seed beads are the largest size we stock. Used predominately for decorative surface treatments on clothing and textiles in addition to fashion jewellery, such as friendship bracelets, they are also a good size for kids jewellery making, (over 5 years). They can also be used in hand bead weaving e.g peyote stitch because of their uniform shape. At Bead Vault we offer the largest range of Czech glass seed beads in Australasia, with over 80 colours available in our 5/0 seed bead range.


    • Opaque Lustred - amethyst

    • Size 5/0 Czech glass seed beads
      Each small bead measures about 4.5mm & a hole size of 1mm.

    • 20grm packet (approx x 175 pieces) 100grms (x5 packets, approx x 975) 1/2kg (x25 packets, approx x 4875)

TIP: use stainless steel cable known as Tigertail for jewellery making and Nymo thread for surface embellishments size D

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Artisans around the globe have used seed beads for nearly 500 years in jewellery making, producing elaborate clothing textiles and tribal regalia. Beaded articles are a symbol of a person’s marital status, wealth and power. Beads communicate different societies’ values especially in Africa where a Zulu love letters (iNcwadi) is used as means of maidens communicating to their lovers with each colour and combination having a specific meaning. In Massai bead work there are 40 words for different types of Massai beadwork. American Indians also used intricate beaded motifs to communicate between tribes. Each tribe had their own distinctive geometric or floral design.
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