In that hard-to-resist family of “Picasso” seed beads, the 11/0 Smokey Black is a keeper. It’s black but with texture and distinction. Made by Miyuki of Japan, it’s a wonderful bead to have in your bead studio, especially if you like charcoals, grey and black. We have the same finish in: 6/0, then 8/0, then Tila and now 11/0. Although the full title includes the word “matte”, it still has some shine to it. “Picasso” is the name given to a marbleized, weatherbeaten finish of several colors together that gives the beads a painterly effect. The hole size will allow Tuff #1 and Micro C-Lon to pass twice for laddering and allows multiple passes for beadweaving with KO or Hana beadweaving thread.
Sold in a tube of approximately 23 grams of 2,350 beads.s)