Filato sticks 20gms- Red only- petal shaped.
They range in size from 1-6mm width.and their thickness is about 1-2mm Various lengths in a 16cm "Tess-tube" -20gms of filato petals.
Red petal shaped filato
++++See photo of finished jewellery pendant- the white filato is the petal shape- these petals are able to be purchased in blue, white, yellow or red. The other materials are blue flat filato, and glass stringers have been used for the centre of the flowers.
I was shown to use a thin diamond file to score and break the filati into the tiny size pieces you want. Since using it more, I tend to lie the filato on my work bench and mark along the length of the glass stick the intervals I want to cut it to. If you are working in a shallow bezel you can cut it smaller, or in a thick bezel leave it a bit longer, or keep it all short and just use more Apoxie Sculpt to raise your height....
......anyway, I use a thin black Sharpie and mark all the way down like the increments on a ruler... then I get my sharpest wheeled nippers, and ones where the wheels touch almost when you use them. Then I just sit there with a tray on my lap and my hands comfortable, shoulders relaxed and feed the stick into the wheeled nippers and gently cut the tiny pieces, collecting them in the tray. I find especially when working with the 1 and 2 mm sizes I have less breakages and more straight cuts using this method.
Choose the method that works best for you.