Size 6/0 Czech glass E beads in opaque and translucent colors from Rings & Things are approximately 4mm. E beads are like large seed beads, and make excellent spacers, or can be used alone, strung into colorful multistrand wrap bracelets.
- The letter "E" refers to the beads' shape. Just as bread is cut from a loaf, "E" beads are cut from an elongated tube of glass. The slicer used in this process is shaped much like the letter "E," therefore creating slightly squared-off beads as it presses down on the tube.
- Matubo 3-Cuts take the classic E bead a step further: Each bead is coated, and then 3 slices are made through the coating, revealing the base color underneath.