What is a Preciosa Ornela bead?

Get to know wide range of PRECIOSA White Lining seed beads. Use these transparent seed beads with a white lining – it is the white lining that will help make your jewelry stand out even more! You can choose from 26 shades.

What does AB mean in beading?

“AB” (aurora borealis) beads have a coating on part of each bead which is basically silver but which may have some iridescence to it, meaning that colors can be seen in the coating.

How many beads are in a Hank?

4,000 beads
Quantity: One hank (there are approximately 4,000 beads per hank). Hanks are sometimes called 24 string, sometimes called 12 string, but they all have twelve loops of strung beads, resulting in 24 thread ends being tied together.

What is the difference between Swarovski and Preciosa crystals?

Swarovski is an Austrian based company and Preciosa is a Czech company. They are both well-known for high-quality crystals. These are both crystal AB, and the Swarovski one appears to show more blue and green, whereas the Preciosa one appears more pink and purple.

Where are Preciosa beads made?

Production areas are concentrated in the town of Desná, a valley surrounded by mountains and forests. The coloring and final production of seed beads takes place in the village of Zásada.

Do Preciosa beads fade?

The life of the finish varies dramatically depending on use and on the person using it. Some beads will fade after just one wear, especially in hot or humid weather, or if a person has high skin acidity. A bead that wears off quickly on one customer may last for many months or years when worn by another.

What does PermaFinish mean?

PermaFinish or PF: TOHO has developed a technology that has dramatically improved the stability of their galvanized, silver-lined, and Ceylon beads. Extensive testing has shown that their durability has been greatly increased however they are not able to withstand perfumes or harsh chemicals.

What is the strongest string for beading?

The gel-spun, polyethylene braided thread is recognized as the strongest fiber, per diameter, ever created. The advanced technology used to make FireLine interknitted thread, makes it ultra-thin in diameter but three times stronger than regular monofilament.

What is a full hank of beads?

A hank contains approximately 4,000 seed beads. You can also refer to the seed beads per package chart to see approximately how many seed beads or bugle beads are in other product packaging.

How much does a hank of seed beads cost?

11SB692R: Czech Seed Bead Pearl Pink 11/0 – – Color# 37175 – – 1 Hank

Quantity Price
1 – 1 $4.30
2 + $3.85