Round Murano Glass Beads are about 10 to 14 mm (3/8 to 9/16) inch in diameter and sold 4 ounce assortments of approximately 35+ pieces. These beads are competitively priced by weight for use in mosaic art, but they are elaborately worked, and the hand-made variance makes each piece unique.
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 assortment covers roughly 2+ square inches.
The thickness varies by piece, but is mostly 3/8 to 9/16 inch, which is thicker than mosaic of the glass mosaic tile we sell.
Cutting Round Murano Glass Beads
Round Murano beads can be cut using a Mosaic Glass Cutter, but lampwork beads made by fusing and stretching strips of glass will often break along the layers and not as predictably as homogeneous glass tile does. Still, it can be done.
Round Murano Glass Beads 4oz
- Price is per 4 ounces. (Approximately 35+ pieces.)
- Diameter: approximately 10 to 14 mm (3/8 inch to 9/16 inch).
- Length: approximately 10 to 14 mm (3/8 inch to 9/16 inch).
- Coverage: should cover roughly 2+ square inches.
- Material: glass.
- frost proof.
- impervious to liquids.
- Suitable for indoor and outdoor installation.
- Not suitable for floors.
How To Make Mosaic Art
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