Category: Shaped Seed Beads

What are pellet beads? This blog tells you all you need to know!

What are Pellet Beads?

If you are new to beading…or even if you’re not…it is so easy to get confused these days. We have so many new beads on the market, that it’s hard to keep pace. So,...

Arocs Beads Minos Beads

Arcos Beads

Arcos beads are made by the same manufacturer as the Kheops. In this article, I am going to be talking about the Arcos alongside their design fellow: Minos beads. These are two distinct types...

Bugle Beads

Bugle Beads

It could be argued that Bugle beads are some of the oldest ‘shaped seed beads’ around. I have classified them as seed beads since they fit into the sizing pattern that means they can be...

True 2 Beads

If you are looking for seed beads with a little extra zing, then the True 2 beads may be just what you have been waiting for. Sold by The Beadsmith, I have been experimenting...

Lentil Beads

Lentil Beads

What are Lentil Beads? Lentil beads looked like round beads that have been squashed into a flattish shape – I say ‘flattish’ because they have slightly rounded fronts and backs which allows you to...

o beads

O Beads

What are O Beads? I first became aware of O beads in 2013. They look fascinating – like little round flat discs – and they first appeared on the beading scene alongside a number...

dome beads

Dome Beads

Dome Beads As I write this article, Dome beads are pretty new to the beading market. They are made in the Czech Republic and come in two different sizes: 14mm diameter and 8mm thickness...

Magatama Beads

If you’re looking for more weird and wonderful seed bead shapes, then why not try Magatama beads? As with all the other seed beads, these are available in a range of colours. They also...

Rizo Beads and Daggers

Rizo Beads and Daggers

Rizo Beads I’ve chosen to talk about these two different varieties of seed beads in a single post because I think they have certain similarities. Both are essentially small elongated beads with a hole...

peanut beads

Peanut Beads

Peanut beads (major manufacturer is Matsuno, Japan) can sometimes be referred to as ‘Farfalle’ beads (usually Czech made). They are basically elongated seed beads that have been slightly squashed across the centre where the hole...

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