Gilding Metal Seed Beads, Size 8/0, approximately 38 grams in a large 5" sized tube. As you may know, metal beads are very uniform in size resulting in a very rich looking piece of jewelry. They work especially well in bead weaving (especially Right Angle Weave) 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, Future floor wax or other protecting sealer. Metal seed beads all have a seam.