Size 11 2-cut beads are sold by the hank, which is a group of 12 strands of beads tied together.
Each strand is about 20 inches long.
There should be approximately 3600 beads on each hank.
The 1/2 kilo bags contain approximately 15 - 16 hanks.
**If you are hoping to match a color specifically, it is best to send us a sample directly so that we can match up the bead for you, about an inch of beads on a string works best.
**Due to the difference of monitor colors, some bead colors may vary slightly. Orrs’ Trading Company strives to represent all bead colors accurately.
Description of Styles: Beads are first divided into two main categories: Opaque and Transparent.
Opaque – Solid color. You cannot see light through them and they have a “slick” feel or finish.
Transparent – Light penetrates through these beads and gives them a “see-thru” quality.
The following descriptions refer to the finishes and styles associated with the two categories listed above.
Luster – Refers to the sheen on these beads that can look like the glow of reflected light.
Rainbow – Sometimes called AB or Aurora Borealis. It looks like a rainbow on each bead.
Matte – Chalk-like feel and appearance. Their surface is free from shine or highlights.
Silver-Lined – Transparent beads with a square-hole with silver lining. They have a glitter-like appearance.
Opals – Have a milky quality to them and are semi-transparent.
Pearls – Same look as pearls.
Satins – Semi-transparent beads with a velvet look to them and a satin quality to their finish.
Lined – Transparent with either a metal lining (for instance copper), or a colored lining; such as an aqua colored bead with a pink lining.
Metallics – Opaque glass beads that look like they are made out of metal.
Iris – This description pertains only to our metallic beads. These have the same sort of appearance as a bead with a rainbow finish on them. It might help to think of the colors on the edge of an oil slick.