Bead Library: Seed Beads

How Miyuki Glass Seed Beads Are Made by Caravan Beads and Barry Kahn
In April 2000, the author visited the Miyuki Glass Bead Factory in Japan and shares how Miyuki makes their beautifully consistent seed beads. ... read this article
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads List Sample Card by Beverly Fernandes
This is a sample card for Miyuki size 11 delica seed beads gleaned from several sources and ordered by manufacturer number. ... read this article
Miyuki Round Seed Beads List Sample Card by Beverly Fernandes
This is a sample card for Miyuki size 11 round seed beads gleaned from several sources and ordered by manufacturer number. ... read this article
The Wonderful World of Seed Beads by Harlequin Beads and Jewelry
The term seed bead refers to an entire category of small, usually glass beads that have been used for adornment for over 200 years. This article talks about the history of seed beads. ... read this article

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In Harlequin's bead library you will find information on the history of beads, how beads are made and how beads have been used throughout the world.

Many articles include a bibliography to provide you with additional resources. Many of the beading books referenced are available at your local library, and we offer a number of books on beads and beading in our inventory.

We invite you to occasionally revisit this section of our website, as we are always expanding our collection of beading articles.

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If there's a beading topic that you'd like to know more about, or you have ideas for our beading library - we'd love to hear from you. Email us your topic or idea and we'll pass your suggestions along to our writers.

If you've written a beading article yourself that you feel would be a valuable addition to our bead library, we welcome your email, as well.
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Harlequin Beads and Jewelry specializes in Swarovski crystal, pendants and pearls, Czech glass and seed, Japanese seed and gemstone beads, plus a full selection of stringing supplies and jewelry findings.