Miyuki 3.4 mm drop beads are precision cut, cylindrical and like all other seed beads, they are versatile. Miyuki seed beads are set apart from others in that their 0.8 mm threading hole is not central and is positioned towards the top of the bead, creating a visual drop effect.
The brand name Miyuki originates from the Japanese bead manufacturer that makes a range of different kinds of beads. Miyuki has a reputation for producing different types of high quality and accurately made seed beads.
The shapes they create when used adds texture which allows beaders to create some unique and varied decorations for clothes and accessories. The Bead Shop’s Miyuki 3.4 mm drop seed beads are available in 10g packs; all at excellent prices.
Beading boards, tools, pliers and crimp ends are all useful when working with all kinds of beads including Miyuki Drop beads. Pliers in particular, will help with manipulating the small Miyuki beads to get them in just the right position you need. Have a look at our jewellery making equipment pages for some of the most comprehensive and varied tools equipment available.
There are many books on The Bead Shop website which explore creative ways to braid and bead using all different kinds of seed beads; if you would like some inspiration then have a look at our selection.
Working with seed beads can mean incorporating other different kinds of beads. Have a look on The Bead Shop blog to see articles on making macramé jewellery and making gothic jewellery to see other ideas on how to work with seed beads.