Cathay Brown JTMG-21 Chunky Glass Beads 4oz (20+)


4 ounces of chunky beads 1/2+ inches (approximately 20+ pieces)

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Cathay Brown JTMG-21 Chunky Glass Beads are large and chunky and sold in 4 ounce assortments of approximately 20+ pieces. These beads are competitively priced by weight for use in mosaic art, but the diameters of most of these beads are 1/2 inch or more, which means they best pressed into mortar or concrete instead of being glued to a flat surface.

Product Coverage

This is a problematic question because beads was intended to be used as an accent instead of as area coverage, and the piece size can vary. One 4-ounce assortment covers roughly 3+ square inches.


Cathay Brown JTMG-21 Chunky Glass Beads are usually 3/8 inch or larger in diameter, which is thicker than mosaic of the glass mosaic tile we sell. For this reason, these beads are best used by pressing into a bed of thinset mortar or a stepping stone mold filled with concrete.

Cutting Cathay Brown JTMG-21 Chunky Glass Beads

Some of these beads are too large to be cut using a Mosaic Glass Cutter because they won’t fit into the jaws. These beads are best used uncut.

Cathay Brown JTMG-21 Chunky Glass Beads

  • Price is per 4 ounces. (Approximately 20+ pieces.)
  • Diameter: mostly 1/2 inch or more.
  • Length: up to 1 inch.
  • Coverage: should cover roughly 3+ square inches.
  • Material: glass of varying degrees of translucence.
  • frost proof.
  • impervious to liquids.
  • Suitable for indoor and outdoor installation.
  • Not suitable for floors.

How To Make Mosaic Art

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