General

Q. What is the difference between a seed bead and a delica?
A. Technically, Delicas are seed beads because of their small size. To make it easier to identify beads, Delicas are the cylindrical shaped beads. They are called Treasures by the Toho Company and Delicas by Miyuki. Seed beads are shaped kind of like a donut, with rounded edges.
Q. How many beads are in a 6" tube?
A. Depending on the size of bead in the tube, there can be as many as 7000 beads in a 6" tube. The table below is a key to the approximate number of beads in a 6" tube.
  • Size 15 seed bead - 7000 beads per tube
  • Size 11 seed bead - 3080 beads per tube or approx 28 to 30 grams
  • Size 8 seed bead - 1120 beads per tube or approx 28 grams
  • Size 6 seed bead - 315 beads per tube or approx 24 to 26 grams