New Czech glass beads: Pips, Triangles, and QuadraTiles

February 11, 2017

New Czech glass beads: Pips, Triangles, and QuadraTiles

The biggest creative breakthroughs can come when you break out of your comfort zone. New beads inspire artists to create new stitches and new designs. Here are three of the coolest new Czech glass beads on the market. What will you create?

Czech glass pip beads

Czech Glass Pips

  • These small glass beads are shaped like little lemon seeds or "pips." The stringing hole runs side-to-side on the tapered end of the pip, so they dangle.
  • 7mm long, 5mm wide and 3.3mm thick. The holes will accommodate wire or cord up to 1.2mm thick. They have rounded edges and a .6mm hole size, and can accommodate multiple passes of thread.
  • They're a great option for incorporating into flower patterns as petals, and can resemble rain drops or tear drops too.

Next up: the latest from the CzechMates collection...

CzechMates QuadraTiles beadsCzechMates Triangles beads

CzechMates 4-hole QuadraTiles

  • These thin square-shaped beads have stringing holes in each of the four corners. You can stack or layer them, use them in multi-strand designs, or incorporate them in bead embroidery projects.
  • They have rounded edges and a .8mm hole size, perfect for bead weaving and multiple passes of thread.

CzechMates 2-hole Triangles

  • These small Czech glass beads are triangular in shape and feature two parallel stringing holes on one side. The stringing holes will allow you to add these beads to multi-strand designs or innovative seed bead embroidery designs.
  • These colorful beads are flat, have a hole size of 0.8mm, and will accommodate multiple passes of thread.




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