It's been years since 16/0 beads have been available in more than just a few colors, and these are what remain from a purchase in 2004. Many of these are old stock which is nicely uniform in size and especially well-suited for the finest gourd stitch work and applique. All colors are strung except #56 Cheyenne Pink and we recommend stocking up as most of these will not be made again. These beads mix well with our 15/0 cuts since they are very close to the same size, and this is commonly seen in Indian work from the earliest times up to the present day.
Strung Czech seed beads are preferred for beadwork by American Indians for their uniformity of size, shape and wide color range. Czech seed beads have been in use since the early 20th century. We carry strung beads rather than loose wherever possible as they are better quality, more uniform in size, easier to use and have fewer culls.
Be sure to order enough background color to match as dye lots often vary slightly in color and may not match. Color variations are less noticeable in designs than in backgrounds. Sometimes beads are slightly off-size; however, this is unavoidable due to the manufacturing process. Prices are for one color per kilo or ½ kilo and we recommend specifying a second color choice, if possible.
Order Tips & Instructions:
To order multiple colors, use the "continue shopping" button to return and enter another selection.
Kilo and 1/2 kilo prices represent considerable savings since we save packaging time. Prices are for one color per kilo or 1/2 kilo.
Select order "unit" (hank, 1/2 kilo, kilo) & color desired
Indicate second choices (in the special instructions at the end of the order, where possible) since some colors are unavailable from time to time.
Remember, order enough background color to match since dye lots vary & different lots may not match.
Color variations will not affect designs but may be noticeable in backgrounds.
Sometimes we receive beads that are slightly off size; however, this is unavoidable due to the manufacturing process.
We carry strung seed beads rather than loose because they are much better quality, more uniform in size, and much easier to use, with fewer culls.