Seed beads is the collective term used for a range of different types of beads. Their uses vary and they’re commonly used to fill gaps in jewellery and act as spacers in between larger or more eye-catching bead designs. The Bead Shop stocks a wide range of seed beads in a variety of shapes from square, round, bugle shaped, hexagon, and cylindrical seed beads. There are also a wide variety of colours from dusty pinks, lavenders, antique ivory pearls and silver lined gold.
Miyuki seed beads
Miyuki seed beads are steeped in Japanese history and have over time become a well-loved bead brand, popular with everyone from crafters to fashion designers. They are cut with careful precision and not only are they ideal for jewellery, they can often be used for bead stitching and loom work. They can look great when embroidered onto fabric.
Delica seeds beads
Cylindrical in shape, Delica seed beads are a type of Miyuki bead and can be used to create effortlessly detailed pieces. Like traditional Miyuki beads, these also look fantastic stitched onto clothing and, due to being cylindrical rather than completely round, they’re much flatter when sewn onto fabrics. There’s a huge selection of colours and shades to choose from including salmon, lilac, lime, and chocolate brown. There is also a choice between beads that are opaque or slightly transparent. To get your seed bead jewellery made to the highest quality you will need a selection of jewellery making tools. The Bead Shops stocks a wide assortment of tools to help you create the perfect piece. We have pliers, beading boards, storage boxes and much more. If you are looking for more beads to complement your seed bead creation then take a look out our glass beads or our shell disc beads collections for some more bead inspiration.