These are thin-walled, six-sided beads with large holes that resemble the modern Japanese "Delica" beads. These beads are smaller (and a lot less expensive) and look marvellous when they are made up, resembling small reflective, facetted tiles. They are most suitable for all kinds of loom and off-loom weaving techniques (like loomwork, Peyote or Brick stitch). They are also wonderful for the cabochon technique described in Gildebrief 2/2008, adding texture and interest to the artwork.
For loom work, use a long beading needle # 12, Gudebrod thread for the warp and Nymo 0 for the wefting thread. For other tequniques with more passes through the bead, use beading needle # 13 and Nymo size 00.
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Important Beading Information!
LUST - Luster, C/L = Color lined, S/L = Silver lined, OP = opaque, TRANS = transparent, IRID = iridescent, MET = metallic, MET IRID = metallic iridescent, MAT = matte, PAINT = Painted