Rainbow Stripe Oval Glass Beads are chunky and roughly 1 inch long and sold in 2 ounce lots of approximately 5 pieces. These beads are competitively priced by weight for use in mosaic art, but the diameters of these beads about 3/4 inch, which means they best pressed into thinset mortar or concrete instead of being glued to a flat surface.
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 2-ounce lot covers roughly 3 square inches.
Rainbow Stripe Oval Glass Beads are 3/4 inch 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 Rainbow Stripe Oval Glass Beads
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. Lampwork beads often break unpredictably when cut with compression tools.
Rainbow Stripe Oval Glass Beads 2oz
- Price is per 2 ounces. (Approximately 8+ pieces.)
- Diameter: ROUGHLY 3/4 inch.
- Length: ROUGHLY 1 inch.
- Coverage: should cover roughly 3 square inches.
- Material: glass of varying degrees of translucence.
- frost proof if holes filled or plugged with grout.
- impervious to liquids.
- Suitable for indoor and outdoor installation.
- Not suitable for floors.
How To Make Mosaic Art
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