CZECH & JAPANESE CUT BEADS


Different Cuts & How to Use Them

CHARLOTTES are regular, smooth seed beads with one small flat place, or facet, ground into them. They are also known as True Cuts or 1-Cuts. They may be combined with un-cut seed beads of the same size for a subtle sparkling effect. We're pleased to offer both size 13° and size 15° Charlottes, from the Czech Republic and size 15° from Japan.

3-CUTS are the raw, chopped pieces of cane, preferably cane with 6 sides, which have small irregular facets over their entire surface. It takes 3 to 5 hand-controlled passes through the grinding machine to make them. Originally made only in the Czech Republic, the Japanese have come out with their own version.

JAPANESE CUTS are not identical to Czech cuts in size or shape. Japanese Charlottes are a little larger, but do have a good shape and facet. Japanese 3-cuts are also a little larger than their Czech equivalents, but aren't as angular.

The Japanese cut beads are available on aSample Card for $5 plus postage. Order stock # 0.SC.BUGS.
This card includes the 15° Japanese METAL beads AND the wonderful Japanese spiral (super twisted) bugle beads.

3-Cuts are squarer than regular seed beads and are HIGHLY reflective. They pack together densely and look like glittering tiles in loomwork or peyote stitch. Size 12° 3-Cuts may be used with Delica beads to get more colors and a textural contrast. Remember that 3-Cuts, by their nature, are more irregular in size and shape than any other bead. For best results, choose each cut bead carefully to match the size and shape of your Delica beads.

Kinky fringe is made for Cuts. Use larger ones for the fringe stem and graduate to smaller ones on the branches for a truly organic, spikey look. For bead-embroidered accents, Cuts give a sparkle that is really unmatched by any other bead type. Take any design and make it out of Cuts and it's transformed into an elegant evening or special occasion piece. The size 8° durable metal finish beads make great accents in knitting and crocheting.



SIZE 8° CUTS

loose beads
JAPANESE Size 8° 3-CUTS (3 mm)
DURABLE METAL FINISHES ON GLASS BEADS
3·08·102·14   lt rose gold metallic 10 g/ $4.85
3·08·271·14   deep reddish copper metallic 10 g/ $4.85
3·08·324·14   bright orange-y copper metallic 10 g/ $4.85
3·08·435·14   lt gold metallic 10 g/ $4.85
3·08·438·14   REAL GOLD electoplate 5 g/ $14.00
3·08·824·14   dk bronze metallic 5 g/ $2.45
3·08·904·14   silver metallic 10 g/ $4.85

SIZE 11° CUTS
loose beads
CZECH Size 11° Charlottes
1·11·438·14 gold electroplate on clear glass 10 g/ $7.90

SIZE 12° CUTS
loose beads
CZECH Size 12° 2-CUTS w/ 6 sides
6·12·999·10 antique jet black opaque 10 g/ $2.25

There is a lot of variation in the absolute size of 3-cuts.
Buy extra if your technique requires uniformity of size and shape.
Each bag here contain 5 loops (1/2 the factory hank)
CZECH
SIZE 12° 3-CUTS
3·12·000·70   clear silver-lined 5 loops $2.25
3·12·010·01   crystal clear irid 5 loops $2.20
3·12·010·02   clear, with luster finish 5 loops $2.20
3·12·012·22   white opal luster (pearl looking) 5 loops $3.10
3·12·012·40   white satin 5 loops $1.75
3·12·080·12   very lt peach cream opaque luster 5 loops $2.60
3·12·228·02   red transparent luster 5 loops $2.45
3·12·240·00   rich red transparent 5 loops $2.00
3·12·240·01   rich red transparent irid 5 loops $2.50
3·12·240·70   rich red silver-lined 5 loops $2.60
3·12·245·06   rich red transparent matte irid 5 loops $2.85
3·12·284·12   maroon opaque luster 5 loops $1.90
3·12·363·00   rich orange transparent 5 loops $2.25
3·12·365·01   rich orange transparent irid 5 loops $2.25
3·12·404·10   lemon yellow opaque 5 loops $2.00
3·12·422·00   yellow transparent 5 loops $2.00
3·12·422·01   yellow transparent irid 5 loops $2.25
3·12·422·40   yellow satin 5 loops $1.20
3·12·427·70   soft topaz trans, S/L 5 loops $1.75
3·12·430·02   very lt topaz transparent luster 5 loops $1.75
3·12·435·70   lt topaz, transparent, silver-lined 5 loops $2.25
3·12·436·70   lt topaz transparent silver-lined 5 loops $2.00
3·12·438·14   electroplated gold 10 gm $4.50
3·12·472·02   "antique" amber transparent luster 5 loops $2.20
3·12·480·01   amber transparent irid 5 loops $2.25
3·12·480·40   amber satin 5 loops $1.65
3·12·481·00   amber transparent 5 loops $1.95
3·12·481·01   amber transparent irid 5 loops $2.25
3·12·544·40   leaf green satin 5 loops $1.20
3·12·552·01   grass green transparent irid 5 loops $2.25
3·12·578·70   that "Christmas" green, S/L that you need! 5 loops $2.20
3·12·580·00   forest green transparent 5 loops $1.95
3·12·588·70   blue-green transparent silver-lined 5 loops $2.00
3·12·594·02   med blue-green trans luster 5 loops $1.75
3·12·595·02   slightly darker blue-green transparent luster 5 loops $2.00
3·12·597·00   teal transparent 5 loops $1.65
3·12·597·01   teal transparent irid 5 loops $2.25
3·12·597·02   teal transparent luster 5 loops $2.00
3·12·606·00   powder blue transparent 5 loops $2.25
3·12·608·40   cornflower blue satin 5 loops $1.65
3·12·609·00   medium blue transparent 5 loops $2.00
3·12·609·02   medium blue transparent luster 5 loops $2.00
3·12·609·70   med blue transparent silver-lined 5 loops $2.30
3·12·613·00   cobalt transparent 5 loops $1.65
3·12·613·02   cobalt transparent luster 5 loops $1.85
3·12·613·03   cobalt transparent matte 5 loops $1.75
3·12·613·70   cobalt trans silver-lined 10 gm/ $2.25
3·12·614·70   cobalt trans silver-lined 5 loops $2.10
3·12·617·00   lt blue transparent 5 loops $2.75
3·12·619·00   blue transparent 5 loops $2.00
3·12·636·18   indigo/green/bronze op metallic irid 5 loops $2.20
3·12·638·18   purple/bronze/blue opaque metallic irid 5 loops $2.20
3·12·651·01   lt turquoise transparent irid 5 loops $2.00
3·12·656·02   "antique" turquoise transparent luster 10 gm/ $2.25
3·12·658·01   turquoise transparent irid 5 loops $2.00
3·12·658·02   turquoise transparent luster 5 loops $1.85
3·12·660·91   aqua lined w/ dk turquoise, irid 5 loops $2.20
3·12·661·40   turquoise satin 5 loops $2.75
3·12·664·00   dk marine blue transparent 5 loops $1.65
3·12·664·01   dk marine blue transparent irid 5 loops $2.20
3·12·664·02   dk marine blue trans luster 5 loops $2.20
3·12·664·03   dk marine blue trans matte 5 loops $1.85
3·12·690·01   teal transparent irid 5 loops $2.20
3·12·718·91   blue trans C/L w/ purple, irid 5 loops $2.20
3·12·734·91   clear lined with rosey lavender 5 loops $2.25
3·12·760·01   lt lavender transparent irid 5 loops $2.20
3·12·760·92   lt blue trans lined with rich rose pink 5 loops $2.25
3·12·765·01   lavender transparent irid 5 loops $1.75
3·12·765·02   lavender trans luster 5 loops $1.80
3·12·765·06   lavender transparent matte irid 5 loops $2.50
3·12·768·10   dark lavender opaque 5 loops $1.65
3·12·777·01   amethyst transparent irid 5 loops $2.20
3·12·780·03   dark purple transparent matte 5 loops $1.50
3·12·780·70   dark purple transparent, silver-lined 5 loops $2.00
3·12·781·02   very dark purple trans luster 5 loops $2.25
3·12·790·18   dk purple opaque metallic irid 5 loops $2.00
3·12·828·18   dk bronze op metallic irid 5 loops $5.10
3·12·828·91   amber trans, lined with black, irid 5 loops $2.10
3·12·839·00   medium warm brown transparent 5 loops $2.00
3·12·840·70   dark topaz transparent, silver-lined 5 loops $2.30
3·12·842·40   yellow-brown satin 5 loops $2.00
3·12·855·02   root beer brown transparent luster 5 loops $1.75
3·12·860·08   brown transparent metallic irid 5 loops $2.20
3·12·975·12   gray opaque luster 5 loops $1.75
3·12·978·02   gray transparent luster 5 loops $2.25
3·12·980·01   gray transparent iridescent 5 loops $2.20
3·12·980·06   gray transparent matte irid 5 loops $2.25
3·12·980·70   gray transparent silver-lined 5 loops $2.20
3·12·993·14   hematite opaque metallic 5 loops $2.55
3·12·999·10   black opaque 5 loops $2.35
3·12·999·13   jet black opaque MATTE 5 loops $1.75

loose beads in 5 gram bags
JAPANESE SIZE 12° 3-cuts: DURABLE METAL FINISHES on glass
these are a bit larger than Czech 12° 3-cuts
3·12·102·14   lt rose gold 5 g/ $3.05
3·12·271·14   deep reddish copper 5 g/ $3.05
3·12·324·14   bright orange-y copper 5 g/ $3.05
3·12·435·14   lt gold 5 g/ $3.30
3·12·904·14   silver 5 g/ $3.30

SIZE 15° Japanese 3-CUTS
loose in 5 gram bags
These are shaped more like Czech seed beads, without the rather
square aspect ratio of typical Czech 3-cuts. The colors are fantastic!
3·15·155·02   cranberry transparent luster 5 g/ $5.45
3·15·280·91   red transparent lined w/ black, irid 5 g/ $4.20
3·15·438·14   real gold finish opaque metallic 5 g/ $19.90
3·15·506·02   pale olive transparent luster 5 g/ $4.20
3·15·561·18   dk green opaque metallic irid 5 g/ $3.65
3·15·596·90   blue-green transparent lined / tan 5 g/ $3.10
3·15·597·02   blue-green transparent w/ gold luster finish 5 g/ $5.45
3·15·636·91   blue transparent lined w/ dark blue, irid 5 g/ $3.10
3·15·638·18   dk blue opaque metallic irid 5 g/ $3.65
3·15·706·02   lt lavender-gray transparent luster 5 g/ $2.95
3·15·798·18   dk purple opaque metallic irid 5 g/ $3.65
3·15·814·02   lavender trans w/ heavy gold luster 5 g/ $4.20
3·15·827·14   bronze opaque metallic 5 g/ $4.20
3·15·828·18   dk pewter w/ bronze opaque metallic irid 5 g/ $3.65
3·15·854·14   copper opaque metallic 5 g/ $4.55
3·15·855·02   rust transparent w/ gold luster 5 g/ $2.95
3·15·999·18   black opaque metallic irid 5 g/ $3.65

SIZE 13° CHARLOTTES

6 loops/bag (1/2 the factory hank - approx. 7.6 gm, except where noted)

CZECH Size 13° Charlottes
1·13·010·01 clear, iridescent 6 loops $2.50
1·13·011·30 "alabaster" white opal 6 loops $2.00
1·13·011·31 "alabaster" white opal, iridescent 6 loops $2.25
1·13·012·21 white, greasy, iridescent! 6 loops $2.50
1·13·080·12 cream opaque luster 6 loops $2.25
1·13·126·20 flesh pink opaque 6 loops $4.75
1·13·135·00 peachy rose transparent 6 loops $2.50
1·13·191·12 cotton candy pink, opaque luster 6 loops $2.25
1·13·197·11 cranberry opaque irid 6 loops $2.25
1·13·225·11 bright coral red opaque irid 6 loops $2.50
1·13·228·11 normal red opaque irid 6 loops $2.25
1·13·234·10 rich red opaque 6 loops $2.25
1·13·246·10 dk red opaque 6 loops $2.25
1·13·308·10 orange opaque 6 loops $2.25
1·13·337·10 orange opaque 6 loops $2.25
1·13·405·00 lemon yellow transparent 6 loops $2.25
1·13·408·10 yellow opaque 6 loops $2.25
1·13·438·14 gold opaque electroplate 10 gm/ $7.75
1·13·480·00 amber trans 6 loops $2.25
1·13·535·10 lime green opaque 6 loops $2.25
1·13·551·00 emerald green trans 6 loops $2.25
1·13·559·18 forest green op met irid (like 14·'s) 6 loops $2.35
1·13·570·10 med grass green opaque 5 loops $2.25
1·13·580·00 forest green transparent 6 loops $2.25
1·13·589·00 teal transparent 6 loops $2.25
1·13·607·10 med blue opaque 6 loops $2.25
1·13·610·10 royal blue opaque 6 loops $2.25
1·13·611·11 royal blue opaque irid 6 loops $2.50
1·13·613·00 cobalt transparent 6 loops $2.25
1·13·613·11 cobalt opaque irid 6 loops $2.60
1·13·614·10 darker cobalt opaque 6 loops $2.25
1·13·637·18 indigo opaque metallic irid 6 loops $2.25
1·13·650·10 lt turquoise opaque 6 loops $2.25
1·13·650·11 lt turquoise opaque irid 6 loops $2.25
1·13·658·01 turquoise trans irid 6 loops $2.50
1·13·664·00 dark, marine blue turquoise trans 6 loops $2.00
1·13·684·10 greenish-turquoise opaque 6 loops $2.25
1·13·684·11 greenish-turquoise opaque, irid 6 loops $2.25
1·13·769·00 dk purple trans 6 loops $2.25
1·13·771·10 med lavender opaque 6 loops $2.25
1·13·828·18 bronze/pewter op met irid (like 14·'s) 6 loops $2.35
1·13·860·00 dark brown transparent 6 loops $2.25
1·13·887·10 rust trans w/ heavy gold luster 6 loops $4.50
1·13·887·10 rust opaque 6 loops $2.25
1·13·929·14 dk silver electroplated (palladium), made in Czech Republic 5 g/ $9.65
1·13·974·10 warm gray opaque 6 loops $2.25
1·13·981·00 gray transparent 6 loops $2.75
1·13·981·01 gray transparent irid 6 loops $2.25
1·13·993·14 hematite (gun metal) op metallic 4 loops $3.00
1·13·999·10 jet black opaque 6 loops $2.40


sold loose by weight or in 1/2 hanks, depending on the country of origin
CZECH & JAPANESE Size 15° Charlottes
made in the Czech Rep. unless marked "Jap." for Japanese
1·15·010·01   clear, w/ iridescent finish 6 loops $2.60
1·15·011·12   white opaque luster (Jap.) 5 g/ $2.60
1·15·080·12   cream opaque luster(Jap.) 5 g/ $2.60
1·15·240·10   red opaque 6 loops $2.80
1·15·345·10   bright orange opaque 6 loops $2.40
1·15·422·00   yellow transparent 6 loops $2.75
1·15·437·14   gold opaque metallic(Jap.) 5 g/ $3.50
1·15·480·00   dark wheat transparent 6 loops $2.50
1·15·609·00   medium blue transparent 6 loops $2.60
1·15·638·18   dk blue opaque met irid(Jap.) 5 g/ $2.60
1·15·658·00   turquoise transparent 6 loops $2.50
1·15·736·12   bright purple opaque luster(Jap.) 5 g/ $3.70
1·15·781·00   dk purple transparent 6 loops $2.50
1·15·795·14   coppery-purple opaque metallic(Jap.) 5 g/ $3.30
1·15·827·14   bronze opaque metallic(Jap.) 5 g/ $3.90
1·15·830·14   dusky hematite opaque metallic 10 g/ $4.50
1·15·855·00   dark brown transparent 6 loops $2.50
1·15·903·14   silver opaque metallic(Jap.) 5 g/ $3.50
1·15·929·14   dk silver electroplate on clear beads (palladium) (Czech) 5 g/ $8.85
1·15·981·00   gray transparent 6 loops $2.40
1·15·992·14   hematitie opaque metallic(Jap.) 5 g/ $2.60
1·15·998·10   black opaque(Jap.) 5 g/ $2.50


SIZE 14° CUTS

loose in 10 gram bags
CZECH Size 14° 2-CUTS, w/ 6 sides
6·14·092·90 antique clear lined with dk peachy-beige 10 g/ $2.50
In tiny antique hanks ( 3-5 grams)
CZECH Size 14° 3-CUTS
3·14·780·02 antique dk purple transparent luster $2.75
3·14·815·14 antique bronze opaque metallic $3.75

TINY CUTS: SIZE 16°-20°

loose or strung, as noted
CZECH Tiny 2-CUTS with smooth sides
1·16·012·10 antique white opaque 5 g/ $2.00

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