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Bugle Beads

Bugle Beads

Bugle beads are thin tube-shaped glass seed beads and are often used for making beaded fringe to adorn lampshades, curtains and clothing.




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Cube Beads

Cube Beads

Miyuki cube beads are also known as square beads and less uniform in shape than many of Miyuki's seed beads. They have relatively large holes and can fit on a narrow leather cord.


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Cube Beads
Delica Beads

Delica Beads

Delica beads are used widely for peyote stitch, brick stitch, and beadweaving on looms because their cylinder shape gives the finished piece a flat surface maximizing any design or pattern.


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Drop Beads

Drop Beads

The 3.4mm drop beads are a type of Japanese seed bead that are formed into tiny top-drilled teardrops.




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Drop Beads
Japanese Seed Beads

Japanese Seed Beads

Seed beads are preferred for beaded lace, texture and ornamentation, stringing, and other uses where their rounded edges will fit together better on a curve than the straight edges of a cylinder bead.


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Japanese Seed Beads
magatamas

Magatamas

Like drop beads, magatamas are good for fringe and embellishment. Long magatamas resemble a dagger or spear-shaped czech glass bead, but their holes are on a slant so they lean in one direction when strung.


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Tila Beads

Tila Beads

Tila beads are flat two-holed glass seed beads that are sometimes described as a chiclet shape.




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Tila Beads
Triangle Beads

Triangle Beads

Triangle beads are best used for bead stringing, beaded lace work, and beadweaving when a more uneven look is desired and have large holes so they can be used on leather cord, and incorporated into knitting projects as well as micro-macrame.

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Triangle Beads

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