Seed beads are a versatile type of bead which can be incorporated into a wide range of creative projects. They are tiny, fine beads which are available in multiple shapes such as triangle, round, bugle, square, drop and more. We stock our seed beads in a wonderful rainbow of shades and finishes including aurora borealis, silver lined, matt, opaque and transparent. They can be used in your intricate beading projects, creating bezels for our Swarovski Chaton and Rivoli stones, embroidered bead designs, bead weaving, card making and for your decorative soutache jewellery.
From economy seed beads to Miyuki, Toho and Czech pressed glass, we have a huge range for you to choose from to use in your crafts and jewellery making for exquisite designs. Japanese Miyuki and Toho seed beads are renowned worldwide for their impeccable quality and consistency in shape and size. They are the seed bead of choice for many professional bead weavers. The Miyuki range includes delica, bugle, drop, magatamas, round, tila, triangle, hexagon and cube!
Delica seed beads are small and cylindrical in shape making them very popular for bead weaving and creating peyote stitch bezels as they sit together beautifully and produce a really neat finish. If you would like to learn how to make a peyote bezel for Swarovski Rivolis and chatons, take a look at our illustrated step by step guide here. They come in various sizes so you’ll be sure to find the perfect bead for all of your creative ideas.
We also stock high quality Czech seed beads which are uniform in size and some feature multiple threading holes to create an impressive stitched design. They are made from coloured glass and are available in many striking finishes. Brands include Infinity Two Hole Beads (available in two sizes), SuperUno and SuperDuo by Matubo. These beads are fantastic for creating interesting finishes and textures in your beading; SuperUnos make stunning edging to necklace and bracelet designs.
It's important you use the right stringing material when you're seed beading with glass seed beads so be sure to take a look at our bead weaving threads such as Fireline, Spiderwire, Nymo and KO to get the most out of your beaded creations. Fireline and Spiderwire are superior seed beading threads and are used by professional beaders all over the world. They are super fine, extremely strong and will not fray even when used with sharp edged seed beads such as Delicas and even Swarovski Crystals.
We also have a selection of fine beading needles to go with your beading thread and fit through the tiniest of beads. For beginners we have put together some free tutorials so that you can learn a basic peyote stitch, herringbone stitch and create bezels from these delicate beads. Take a look at our design ideas page with free projects to inspire your creativity. Learn how to incorporate these beautiful seed beads into eye-catching earrings, necklaces and bracelets with our clear step-by-step instructions. Be inventive and create fashionable pieces of jewellery today!