What are the best beads to use?

Which seed beads are best?

Japanese seed beads are popular because of their consistent quality and uniform shape. Japanese seed beads have larger holes than Czech seed beads of a comparable size. We stock primarily Miyuki seed beads. Cylinder shaped beads called Delicas are the highest quality seed beads in production today.

What is the strongest beading thread?

Miyuki Dura-Line Beading Thread is a strong and flexible white beading thread made from 100% polyethylene. It is one of the strongest fiber cords per diameter.

What beading wire should I use?

For the highest degree of flexibility 49 strand beading wire should be used, with 19 strand beading wire for designs that require good flexibility, and 7 strand beading wire used for designs that require some flexibility.

What is the difference between Toho and Miyuki seed beads?

There is a big difference between Seed Beads from Miyuki and seed beads from Toho. Miyuki seed beads are far more indifferent than Toho beads. The seed beads of Miyuki are round, just like Toho beads, but some are a bit larger than the rest of the pack. Toho seed beads are mostly the same round seed beads.

What is the difference between seed beads and rocailles?

The seed bead is rounder than the delica bead. The height of a 11/0 rocaille is 2.1mm, the width is 1.3mm. They’re oftenly used when beading a tube such as a herringbone or a peyote, because the structure of the beads ensures an even structure.

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