Seed beads are tiny pieces of glass cane that have been heated until they are smooth. Available in hundreds of colors and many finishes, they are the "paint" of your loom and off-loom beadwork. Seed beads are sized by number - the higher the number, the smaller the bead. For example, size 15 seed beads are smaller than size 8. Most seed beads commonly in use today are manufactured in Japan and the Czech Republic. Japanese seed beads are generally more consistent in shape and have larger holes than Czech seed beads, allowing more passes of thread.
PLEASE NOTE: We are in the process of updating the pictures, descriptions, and price breakdowns for all the seed beads. If you want to purchase a quantity of a bead that does not have its discount schedule in place please call and we will help you get the best price.