There are lots of different kinds of seed beads.
So many different kinds of beads that I can't keep track of all of them. To
me they divide down into 2 categories, Japanese Beads and Czech Beads.
So the beads here on my site are marked "J" for Japanese, and "C" of Czech
If you buy beads in your local bead store and are trying to match the color
by a number.
Then you want to look for the numbers on the Japanese Beads.
Now lots of people buy Japanese Beads because they are more uniform and
easier to locate the same color.
I myself, like the Czech Beads. Yes they can be different sizes, but this to
me can be a good thing as I do a lot of 3 dimensional beadwork. They also add a
lot more variety to the colors that can go into a piece of beadwork. The colors
in Czech Beads also last longer, unless they say DY after the number, because
this means they are dyed. All of the Japanese Beads that have color are dyed.
The color in the Czech Beads is in the glass.
If there is a question as to which is better, the answer is in what you are
making at the time.
Each type of bead has it's own place.
We all have our preferences in beads too.
I like Black the very best!!
I like mostly silver lined beads, then pearly looking beads, and the color
lined beads are becoming more and more interesting to me all the time.
Size #11 Seed Beads! Shades of Red!
Available in 2 inch, 6.5 gram tubes!!!
Available in 6 inch, 20 gram tubes!!!
|Clicking on the links below will take
you off this site and direct you to the new site.
Where the Beads are
all located now!
|I am changing several of the pages on
this site from items that we sell to pages with information about those
types of items, what to do with them, where you might use different
components in different applications of beading.
I don't have the information for this page done yet!