Topics: Seed Beads, Cut Beads

Q.
What is the difference between seed beads and cut beads?
- Mary
A.
Seed beads are round and come in a cylinder shape and a donut shape called Rocailles. Cuts refer to a flat surface actually cut into a seed bead. A Charlotte cut, or one-cut, gives the seed bead a facet. The facet is a flat surface creating a larger area to reflect light making the bead sparkle and shimmer. The hex 2-cut seed bead has 6 flat sides giving your projects six times the sparkle.

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