Traditional Czech Beads
Czech seed beads in the shape of a short cut cylinder are called PRECIOSA Three-Cut Beads (also known as PRECIOSA Three-Cuts or PRECIOSA 3cuts). They are made using a similar technology to PRECIOSA Two-Cut Beads, i.e. by cutting glass tubes with a round hole and a hexagonal surface. After this process, the PRECIOSA Three-Cut Beads are cut again on special cutting wheels while strung on a wire which results in the reduction of the edges at the ends of the seed beads and the cutting of several randomly placed facets. Each PRECIOSA Three-Cut Bead has a unique shape.
PRECIOSA Three-Cut Beads are made in five basic sizes ranging from 1.6 mm to 2.5 mm (from 12/0 to 8/0 in the zero series).
PRECIOSA Three-Cut Beads are among the most expensive seed bead products due to the demanding nature of their production.
|Short name / Articles
|3cuts-RH / 361 31 001
8/0, 9/0, 10/0, 11/0, 12/0
|Sizes||Approx. Diameter (mm)||Approx. Lenght per 10 pcs (mm)||Approx. pcs/kg||Approx. pcs/Lb|
|12/0||1.6 - 1.8||16 - 16||192 310||87 232|
|11/0||1.6 - 1.8||16 - 16.5||185 190||84 002|
|10/0||1.8 - 2.0||17 - 17.5||111 110||50 399|
|9/0||2.0 - 2.2||19 - 19.5||76 920||34 891|
|8/0||2.2 - 2.5||21 - 21.5||55 560||25 202|