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Japanese Seed Beads:

We supply Japanese seed beads in bulk to qualified wholesale customers only. Since 1995 we have enjoyed Miyuki's commitment to quality and the beautiful new seed beads that they introduce each year. Miyuki makes seed beads in a wide variety of sizes - 2/0, 5/0, 6/0, 8/0, 11/0, and 15/0. Japanese seed beads are renowned for their precise shape and uniformity. Unlike Delica beads they are rounded and will not create a flat surface when woven. 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.

Seed beads are made in many parts of the world, including China, India and Japan. Japanese seed beads are by far the most uniform in size and shape, and are the most expensive to manufacture. Price is determined by the labor and materials involved in making each color, and can range from a transparent or opaque plain glass to a seed bead with a 24k gold plating. Japanese seed beads are recommended for any use that requires the beads to fit together closely when weaving with or without a loom.

Miyuki is the oldest of the three Japanese seed bead manufacturers. Toho and Matsuno are the other major seed bead manufacturers in Japan. Each company has their own line of colors and the seed bead sizes and shapes are known to vary between each company.

  • We sell 15/0 Miyuki seed beads in a standard wholesale package of 250 grams (approx 62,500 beads), or in a retail 9-11 gram tube (approx 2,500 beads).
  • Our 11/0 Miyuki seed beads are sold in 250 gram packs (approx 27,500 beads) and a retail 9-11 gram tube (approx 1000 beads).
  • Our 8/0 Miyuki seed beads are sold in 250 gram packs (approx 9,750 beads) and a retail 9-11 gram tube (approx 400 beads).
  • Our 6/0 Miyuki seed beads are sold in 250 gram packs (approx 3,000 beads) and a retail 18-20 gram tube (approx 220 beads).
  • Our 5/0 Miyuki seed beads are sold in 250 gram packs (approx 1,800 beads) and a retail 18-20 gram tube (approx 120 beads).
  • Our 2/0 Miyuki seed beads are sold in 250 gram packs (approx 880 beads).
  • All wholesale beads are also available in half packs.
  • Some special colors such as 24k gold plated or palladium are packaged in smaller amounts.

Hex Cut Japanese Seed Beads

Miyuki seed beads are also available in a hexagonal cut version, with six faceted sides cut into the outside of the bead. Cut seed beads are available in sizes 15/0, 11/0 and 8/0 but in a smaller range of colors than their standard counterparts.

  • We sell 15/0 cut seed beads in a standard wholesale package of 250 grams (approx 62,500 beads), or in a retail 9-11 gram tube (approx 2,500 beads).
  • Our 11/0 cut seed beads are sold in 250 gram packs (approx 24,500 beads) and a retail 9-11 gram tube (approx 1000 beads).
  • Our 8/0 cut seed beads are sold in 250 gram packs (approx 10,750 beads) and a retail 9-10 gram tube (approx 400 beads).
  • All wholesale beads are also available in half packs.

Shop our huge selection of Japanese Seed Beads.

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