Czech 15/0 Charlotte Seed Beads Crystal Amber 1, 5 or 10 Grams

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I ship within 24 hours ALWAYS! We are extremely pleased to offer you charlotte cut seed beads in the very small 15/0 size. This size has not been available for decades and are getting harder and harder to find. These very small beads are often found on many old historical beaded objects. The small size allows for intricate and fine work that is just not possible with the larger seed beads so often used today. It will certainly take longer to bead with these and perhaps a more skillful hand, but the results are well worth it. Recommended: Use a size 15 needle.

1 gram = approx 290 beads.

I buy my Czech beads directly from a factory in the Czech Republic.

Charlotte cut seed beads are the Cadillac of seed beads, the one cut facet making them sparkle and shimmer. Considering how popular they are, they are very hard to get in any form of consistency, and beaders who know, buy them whenever they can, and keep their sources secret.

According to Peter Francis, Jr. Charlotte cuts were first used in 1847 in France, for the garment trade. Although Peter doesn’t know the origins of the name, in a recent letter to Bead and Button magazine by Elliot Greene of New York, Elliot states the name was attributed to his daughter. Elliot Green is an importer of Czech glass beads, and one of only a small handful of importers of charlotte cut seed beads.

Although seed beads have been made for centuries, in Venice, Italy, Lyon, France, and Gablonz, Bohemia; according to Peter Francis, Jr., the beads were made in Venice and Lyon, then sent to Bohemia for faceting. There might not be any way to verify this fact now, as Peter died in 2003. Seed beads are no longer made in Italy, and the last bead factory that produced seed beads in France closed in 2004. The only European seed bead manufacturer now in existence is in the Czech Republic. The factory is Ornela, located outside of Jablonec and Nisou, where most of the Czech glass bead industry is located. Ornela is the world’s largest seed bead factory, and makes all the Czech charlotte cut seed beads that are available today. Having said that, charlottes are almost impossible to get, and most bead stores are always in short supply, as are the few importers who carry them. Why this is the case is a mystery, because charlottes are very popular.

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