3-Cut (3x) (three-cut) Beads are seed beads that are multi-faceted and have extreme sparkle and shine due to the cut of the bead. Due to the high sparkle of this bead, they are often used for showtime costume, evening wear bridal, and Native American beadwork. But of course, used in many other industries as well. Due to the nature of the product and how the glass is cut, each bead will differ slightly, they are not uniform.
These 9/0 18336 Blue Metallic 3-Cut Beads are available here in a 1 Bunch package. They are sold strung. There is a metallic coating applied to the glass of the bead. Because of the nature of the metallic coating, over time and exposure to natural elements and light, the metallic coating will fade.
Disclaimer: A portion of these 3-Cut Beads on clearance may have a faded metallic coating on some of the beads. The amount of fading will vary from kilo to kilo.