Matte Copper Plated Metal Seed Beads, Size 11/0, approximately 13 grams in a small tube or bag. As you may know, metal beads are pricier than glass beads, but they are very uniform in size resulting in a very rich looking piece of jewelry. They work especially well in bead weaving and bead embroidery.
These beads are solid metal. They start out with a brass base, and then are heavily plated in the various finishes. Almost all metals will tarnish and most plated metals will wear with time. Oil on our skin, humidity or exposure to the elements, or excessive rubbing will speed up this process. To slow down or prevent the plated finish from changing color or rubbing off. some suggest using a sealant such as Krylon or Permalac Sealer, Renaissance Wax, Future floor wax or other protectant/sealer. Metal seed beads all have a seam and on a very few beads (mainly the larger size 6 size), the seam is not closed properly. These few beads need to be discarded.
The metal beads come in a variety of different colors and all colors will be available in my shop.
the perfect size and color, fast shipping, thanks
Feb 21, 2016 by Jim Beghtol
Linda is a special and caring individual who succeeds in pleasing her customers. Thanks
Feb 22, 2014 by Sharayah Sheldon
I already used these beads in a bead embroidered piece. They are great!!