Delica 15/0 Beads (DBS)
MIYUKI has launched a new line of Japanese cylinder seed beads which is smaller than DB(11/0) named "Delica precision cut 15/0 (DBS)". DBS features a very fine and uniform shape, allowing your beaded jewelry to be more intricately detailed.
We stock a large selection of designer-favorite Delica seed beads by number to ensure you get the right bead for creating your jewelry projects, bead weaving and on or off loom beading.
These Miyuki Delica seed beads 15/0 from Japan are most-loved for their consistent shape and size and the large clean hole.
Small Delica Beads (DBS) - Miyuki delica size 15 cylinder beads, are available in both smooth and six-sided (hex cut). Size 15/0 Delicas are preferred for delicate bead weaving projects, as well as designs that combine them with larger Delica Beads and seed beads. 15/0 Delica Beads for jewelry making measure 1.3mm diameter x 1.1mm with a hole size of .7mm. Count is approximately 350 beads per gram.
The color numbers are consistent between all Delica sizes (DB,DBM,DBL,DBS)
Bead-Weaving using the same pattern as the larger sizes makes a smaller finished size, but shows more detail. This difference is because of their character. The size of DBS is small for the 15/0 size, so it has made possible minutely detailed bead designs.
These tiny 1.3mm seedbeads are excellent for very fine embellishment. Also enjoyed by those who have been working with seedbeads for a while and are looking for the challenge and the stunning detail given using smaller beads.
Many of the patterns in Laura McCabe's book on using Rivolis and other crystal components call for size Delica 15/0 beads.
For consistant numbering and sorting, we use a 4 digit color number at BeadFX. DBS-1 becomes DBS-0001 etc. But, we've been using DB15-0041 for years, which is the same bead!
We invite you to try these exciting new beads. We hope they inspire you to even greater levels of creativity!
Most of our Japanese cylinder beads Delica 15/0's are packaged in 5 gram tubes.