Finding Nemo – or maybe just Delicas

I got an earful the other day from a customer who was severely frustrated at trying to find a specific Delica colour on our website. She was searching for DB-541. We made a conscious effort, right back in the beginning, when we first started carrying Delicas, to preserve their original numbering. As have most of the other bead vendors online. So the names may change, but the numbers don’t – which means that if you have a pattern that calls for DB-1 – well – everywhere you go – that’s going to be gunmetal. Or Hematite. Or Dark Metallic Grey. …