Czech 10/0 Seedbeads
Versatile and inexpensive, and available in a rainbow of colours - the popular size 10 seedbead is a staple of many beaders. It is a donut shaped bead, and can be used in stringing, bead weaving, looming, and many other popular uses. The size 10s and 11s are very similar in size.
They come in a wide variety of "finishes" (surface treatments) i.e. Aurora Borealis (AB for short) or Matte (dull, non-shiny).
They are generally sold in hanks (with the exception of just a couple of the ultra expensive metal ones) — a Hank is 12 strands about 16 inches long — a total of 16 feet of beads — over 2,500 beads! The average weight is 35– 40 grams per hank — depending on the colour. They come temporarily strung. The quality of the string is not good enough to use them on - you do need to re-string them for your jewelry.