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Toho Aiko Seed Beads

In addition to Treasure Beads, Toho offers another line of cylindrical beads called "Aiko Beads" that have been designed especially for bead weaving.

 

Aiko Beads are top-quality beads manufactured with dedicated, state-of-the art machinery. To honor the company's president's determination to make these the finest beads in the world, they have named these beautiful, delicate beads after Aiko, his beloved wife.

 

The Toho Company invested in a specialized machine that cost over half a million dollars to produce the Aiko bead. They come out totally consistent in size and shape making them a pleasure to work with.

Since they are totally consistent in shape and size, weaving with them is a delight, and the resulting woven piece has a wonderfully smooth, silken finish. Aiko Beads are available in the same colors as Treasure Beads. Perhaps you have heard of the consistency of Toho's Aiko Beads and are wondering if its really true? Well, I was skeptical too, but after handling and working with them I can tell you that it is! They are absolutely perfect! There is no culling necessary, as every bead it just as it should be. And they have nicely rounded off edges so they will not cut threads when weaving with them.

They are slightly more expensive, but the consistency and quality more than make up for the expense. Aiko's are 10.5/0, they are larger than 11/0 but smaller than a 10/0 and for that reason will not work symetrically with Delicas or Treasures. They can be intermingled for a textural look, if that is what is desired.

Toho is currently producing over 1000 colors in the Aiko line. We are building up our stock to better serve our customers, so please let us know if there are colors you would like us to carry and we will put them on the top of our order list.

 

The images below illustrate the difference between the Aiko Bead and other cylinder beads. The Aiko (the top or left one) is very consistent, while other cylinder beads miss the mark.

 

We offer Toho Aiko's in 5 gram tubes or bags, to make it possible to best serve our customers.  The more you purchase, the deeper the discount. There are approximately 180 beads per gram, so about 900 beads per tube!

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 Aiko - #1606 Tuscan Orange OPL 
 Aiko - #1606 Tuscan Orange OPL 

$9.30  $6.98 
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 Aiko - #413 Turquoise OPR 
 Aiko - #413 Turquoise OPR  

$6.82  $5.12 
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 Aiko - #108BD Teal TL 
 Aiko - #108BD Teal TL  

$6.82  $5.12 
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 Aiko - #PF557F Permanent Finish Gold GA MA 
 Aiko - #PF557F Permanent Finish Gold GA MA 

$11.77  $8.83 
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 Aiko - #1803 Peridot R/Light Green ICL 
 Aiko - #1803 Peridot R/Light Green ICL 

$7.07  $5.30 
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 Aiko - #161 Clear TR 
 Aiko - #161 Clear TR  

$5.28  $3.96 
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 Aiko - #21 Clear TSL 
 Aiko - #21 Clear TSL 

$5.40  $4.05 
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 Aiko - #21F Clear TSL MA 
 Aiko - #21F Clear TSL MA 

$5.40  $4.05 
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 Aiko - #48 Cobalt Blue OP 
 Aiko - #48 Cobalt Blue OP 

$4.93  $3.70 
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 Aiko - #116 Cobalt TL 
 Aiko - #116 Cobalt TL 

$5.28  $3.96 
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 Aiko - #125 Cranberry OPL 
 Aiko - #125 Cranberry OPL 

$5.23  $3.92 
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 Aiko - #189 CrystalCaribbean Blue ICL L 
 Aiko - #189 CrystalCaribbean Blue ICL L 

$5.45  $4.09 
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 Aiko - #353 Crystal/Lavender ICL 
 Aiko - #353 Crystal/Lavender ICL 

$6.35  $4.76 
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 Aiko - #784 Crystal/Coral 
 Aiko - #784 Crystal/Coral  

$6.35  $4.76 
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 Aiko - #782 Crystal/Teal ICL R 
 Aiko - #782 Crystal/Teal ICL R 

$5.28  $3.96 
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 Aiko - #26C Dark Amethyst TSL 
 Aiko - #26C Dark Amethyst TSL 

$5.40  $4.05 
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 Aiko - #0043D Dark Aqua OP 
 Aiko - #0043D Dark Aqua OP 

$4.93  $3.70 
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 Aiko - #403D Dark Aqua OPR 
 Aiko - #403D Dark Aqua OPR 

$5.28  $3.96 
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 Aiko - #1834 Dark Aqua R/Teal ICL 
 Aiko - #1834 Dark Aqua R/Teal ICL 

$6.99  $5.24 
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 Aiko - #23B Dark Aquamarine TSL 
 Aiko - #23B Dark Aquamarine TSL  

$6.99  $5.24 
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 Aiko - #46 Dark Brown OP 
 Aiko - #46 Dark Brown OP  

$4.93  $3.70 
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 Aiko - #46F Dark Brown OP MA 
 Aiko - #46F Dark Brown OP MA 

$4.93  $3.70 
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 Aiko - #25C Dark Garnet TSL 
 Aiko - #25C Dark Garnet TSL  

$5.40  $4.05 
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 Aiko - #22C Dark Gold TSL 
 Aiko - #22C Dark Gold TSL 

$5.40  $4.05 
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 Aiko - #47D Dark Green OP 
 Aiko - #47D Dark Green OP  

$4.93  $3.70 
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 Aiko - #130D Dark Green OPL 
 Aiko - #130D Dark Green OPL 

$5.28  $3.96 
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 Aiko - #115 Dark Plum TL 
 Aiko - #115 Dark Plum TL 

$5.28  $3.96 
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 Aiko - #250 Dark Red/Emerald ICL 
 Aiko - #250 Dark Red/Emerald ICL 

$5.40  $4.05 
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 Aiko - #109C Dark Ruby TL 
 Aiko - #109C Dark Ruby TL  

$5.28  $3.96 
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 Aiko - #87 Dark Sapphire TR 
 Aiko - #87 Dark Sapphire TR 

$5.28  $3.96 
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 Aiko - #103C Dark Topaz TL 
 Aiko - #103C Dark Topaz TL 

$5.28  $3.96 
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 Aiko - #25D Darkest Red TSL 
 Aiko - #25D Darkest Red TSL 

$5.40  $4.05 
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 Aiko - #939F Emerald Green T MA 
 Aiko - #939F Emerald Green T MA 

$5.80  $4.35 
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 Aiko - #179 Emerald TR 
 Aiko - #179 Emerald TR 

$5.28  $3.96 
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 Aiko - #47H Forest Green OP 
 Aiko - #47H Forest Green OP 

$4.93  $3.70 
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 Aiko - #790 Fuchsia ICL 
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$4.99  $3.74 
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 Aiko - #165D Garnet TR 
 Aiko - #165D Garnet TR 

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 Aiko - #16F Blue T MA 
 Aiko - #16F Blue T MA 

$6.38  $4.79 
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 Aiko - #265 Crystal / Metallic Purple ICL R 
 Aiko - #265 Crystal / Metallic Purple ICL R 

$7.54  $5.66 
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 Aiko - #407 Green OPR 
 Aiko - #407 Green OPR 

$6.82  $5.12 
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 Aiko - #407 Jonquil / Mint Julep ICL 
 Aiko - #407 Jonquil / Mint Julep ICL 

$6.99  $5.24 
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 Aiko - #951 Jonquil/Brick Red ICL 
 Aiko - #951 Jonquil/Brick Red ICL 

$6.99  $5.24 
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 Aiko - #951F Jonquil / Brick Red ICL MA 
 Aiko - #951F Jonquil / Brick Red ICL MA 

$8.17  $6.13 
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 Aiko - #81 Hematite M 
 Aiko - #81 Hematite M 

$5.28  $3.96 
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 Aiko - #10F Hyacinth T MA 
 Aiko - #10F Hyacinth T MA  

$4.93  $3.70 
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 Aiko - #111 Hyacinth TL 
 Aiko - #111 Hyacinth TL  

$5.28  $3.96 
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 Aiko - #1900 Ivory Opal 
 Aiko - #1900 Ivory Opal 

$8.25  $6.19 
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 Aiko - #49 Jet Black OP 
 Aiko - #49 Jet Black OP 

$4.93  $3.70 
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