Special Style Beads

Special Style Beads
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.

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.

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.