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Seed Beads

Seed Beads for Jewelry Making and Loomwork

We specialize in seed beads for jewelry making carrying only the highest quality beads from the top manufacturers. Whether you are looking for several of the almost 1,000 colors of the Miyuki Delica beads for loomwork, or using those very consistent Delica cylinder beads for jewelry designs, you'll find the widest selection here for size, colour and finish. For rounded beads instead, we carry Miyuki Seed beads and Toho Seed beads from Japan, as well as most sizes of Czech seed beads to satisfy most styles and budgets.

Beads for Stringing Projects

For most designs, the size of seed beads for stringing are usually the smaller round beads, giving your strung bracelets and necklaces a smoother flow. Several designers mix cut crystals, Delicas and round seedbeads producing amazing jewelry designs.

Seed Beads for Knitting

For stunning knitted designs, the best seed beads for knitting and crochet will often need the larger sizes so they don't disappear, and extremely important is the size of the hole to be large enough to smoothly fit your wool thickness.  For most wools, a size 6 (6/0) or size 8 (8/0) seed bead will fit nicely, and you'll find that the Toho and Miyuki seed beads in size 10 (10/0) will work well.  The Czech 6/0 beads are often used for knitted projects too but the holes do vary more than the Japanese seedbeads for sale.

Seed beads are typically small beads — small like seeds and as numerous as grains of sand! We stock both Japanese seed beads from Miyuki and Toho, and Czech seed beads from Preciosa and Jablonex, in a wide variety of colors, shapes, sizes and finishes. BeadFX's selection of seed beads for sale is extensive with most sizes and colors in stock.

Smaller 11/0 -> 10/0 -> 8/0 -> 6/0 Larger

Seedbead sizes are indicated by a numbering system. The larger the number, the smaller the bead. Size 6/0 are about 2.5 mm by 4 mm. Size 8/0s are a little smaller than 6/0s. Size 11/0s are small - size 10/0s are a little larger. To the novice beader - they will seem very similar - but with experience you can tell them apart. Sizes 12/0 and 13/0 are smaller still, although the hole is still about the same size at the 11/0s. Size 22/0s - well - they are just mind-bogglingly small! Size 33/0 is the exception - those are big!

The shapes other than the classic "donut" shape and small tubes are referred to in millimeters.