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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 - #0125 Cranberry OPL 
 Aiko - #0125 Cranberry OPL 

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 Aiko - #0189 CrystalCaribbean Blue ICL L 
 Aiko - #0189 CrystalCaribbean Blue ICL L 

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 Aiko - #0353 Crystal/Lavender ICL 
 Aiko - #0353 Crystal/Lavender ICL 

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 Aiko - #0784 Crystal/Coral 
 Aiko - #0784 Crystal/Coral  

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 Aiko - #0782 Crystal/Teal ICL R 
 Aiko - #0782 Crystal/Teal ICL R 

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 Aiko - #0026C Dark Amethyst TSL 
 Aiko - #0026C Dark Amethyst TSL 

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 Aiko - #0043D Dark Aqua OP 
 Aiko - #0043D Dark Aqua OP 

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 Aiko - #1834 Dark Aqua R/Teal ICL 
 Aiko - #1834 Dark Aqua R/Teal ICL 

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 Aiko - #0023B Dark Aquamarine TSL 
 Aiko - #0023B Dark Aquamarine TSL  

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 Aiko - #0046 Dark Brown OP 
 Aiko - #0046 Dark Brown OP  

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 Aiko - #0046F Dark Brown OP MA 
 Aiko - #0046F Dark Brown OP MA 

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 Aiko - #0025C Dark Garnet TSL 
 Aiko - #0025C Dark Garnet TSL  

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 Aiko - #0022C Dark Gold TSL 
 Aiko - #0022C Dark Gold TSL 

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 Aiko - #0047D Dark Green OP 
 Aiko - #0047D Dark Green OP  

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 Aiko - #0130D Dark Green OPL 
 Aiko - #0130D Dark Green OPL 

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 Aiko - #0115 Dark Plum TL 
 Aiko - #0115 Dark Plum TL 

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 Aiko - #0250 Dark Red/Emerald ICL 
 Aiko - #0250 Dark Red/Emerald ICL 

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 Aiko - #0087 Dark Sapphire TR 
 Aiko - #0087 Dark Sapphire TR 

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 Aiko - #0025D Darkest Red TSL 
 Aiko - #0025D Darkest Red TSL 

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 Aiko - #0939F Emerald Green T MA 
 Aiko - #0939F Emerald Green T MA 

$4.06 - $5.80 
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 Aiko - #0179 Emerald TR 
 Aiko - #0179 Emerald TR 

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 Aiko - #0047H Forest Green OP 
 Aiko - #0047H Forest Green OP 

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 Aiko - #0790 Fuchsia ICL 
 Aiko - #0790 Fuchsia ICL  

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 Aiko - #0165D Garnet TR 
 Aiko - #0165D Garnet TR 

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 Aiko #PF557 Permanent Finish Starlight GA 
 Aiko #PF557 Permanent Finish Starlight GA 

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 Aiko - #0081 Hematite M 
 Aiko - #0081 Hematite M 

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 Aiko - #0010F Hyacinth T MA 
 Aiko - #0010F Hyacinth T MA  

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 Aiko - #1900 Ivory Opal 
 Aiko - #1900 Ivory Opal 

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 Aiko - #0049 Jet Black OP 
 Aiko - #0049 Jet Black OP 

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 Aiko - #0950 Jonquil / Burnt Orange ICL 
 Aiko - #0950 Jonquil / Burnt Orange ICL 

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 Aiko - #0245 Jonquil / Jet ICL R 
 Aiko - #0245 Jonquil / Jet ICL R 

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 Aiko - #0047 Kelly Green OP 
 Aiko - #0047 Kelly Green OP 

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 Aiko - #0047F Kelly Green OP MA 
 Aiko - #0047F Kelly Green OP MA 

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 Aiko - #0027 Kelly Green TSL 
 Aiko - #0027 Kelly Green TSL 

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 Aiko - #1060 Lavender L ICL 
 Aiko - #1060 Lavender L ICL  

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 Aiko - #0010 Lifesaver Orange T 
 Aiko - #0010 Lifesaver Orange T  

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 Aiko - #0026F Light Amethyst TSL MA 
 Aiko - #0026F Light Amethyst TSL MA 

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 Aiko - #0123 Light Beige OPL 
 Aiko - #0123 Light Beige OPL  

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 Aiko - #0029 Light Black Diamond TSL 
 Aiko - #0029 Light Black Diamond TSL 

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 Aiko - #0148F Light Butterscotch Pearl C MA 
 Aiko - #0148F Light Butterscotch Pearl C MA  

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 Aiko - #0044F Sour Apple OP MA 
 Aiko - #0044F Sour Apple OP MA 

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 Aiko - #0011 Light Pink T  (#11) 
 Aiko - #0011 Light Pink T (#11) 

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 Aiko - #0019 Light Purple T 
 Aiko - #0019 Light Purple T 

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 Aiko - #0703 Mauve Mocha MA 
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 Aiko - #0171D Light Rose TR 
 Aiko - #0171D Light Rose TR 

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 Aiko - #0168 Light Sapphire TR 
 Aiko - #0168 Light Sapphire TR 

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 Aiko - #0162 Light Topaz TR 
 Aiko - #0162 Light Topaz TR  

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 Aiko - #0929 Light Yellow/Capri Blue ICL R 
 Aiko - #0929 Light Yellow/Capri Blue ICL R 

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