Miyuki Rocailles, Delica and accessories

Delicas, Tilas and Rocailles Working with these colorful and especially regular beads with just fun! The perfect combination of design and technique from Japan → DIY tutorials with Miyukis

Miyuki Rocailles, Delica and accessories

Beads from Miyuki

Miyuki beads are known worldwide and stand for seed beads or Seedbeads. Seed bead is a general term for all types of small beads. The term includes various types of shape and sizes, such as round, cylindrical (delica), hexagonal, bow-shaped, triangular or drop-shaped beads. As diverse as the types of seed beads are, so are the uses.

The Miyuki company is one of the leading manufacturers of small glass beads. The company looks back on a long company history. The company was founded in the 1930s, first as a silver plating factory and since the 1940s also as a glass bead factory. The passion for making beautiful, high-quality glass be ads drove the company's founders. In addition, they were always interested in innovations. In the 1980s, for example, the company succeeded in inventing the Delica beads, which have since enjoyed great popularity worldwide.

Miyuki glass beads are considered the "world standard" because of their high quality, lustre and uniform shape. They are highly sought after by fashion designers, artists and bead lovers alike.

What are the most famous Miyuki beads?

Miyuki Rocailles
Miyuki Rocailles are all round Miyuki beads. The beads are available in different sizes. The sizes are not given in millimetres but in a French measure for Rocailles, from 6/0 to 15/0. The larger the first number, the smaller the bead:
15/0 = 1,5 mm
11/0 = 2,0 mm
8/0 = 3,0 mm
6/0 = 4,0 mm

Miyuki Delica beads
Delica beads are small beads in tube form. They are the absolute classic among Miyuki beads. Their shape makes them ideal for many different threading techniques, such as the peyote stitch. The beads meet the highest standards and are very even. This makes them particularly suitable for working with bead patterns. The most popular and most frequently used Delica bead is the 11/0 Delica.

Miyuki Tila Beads
Tila beads belong to the two-hole be ads and are rectangular. Tilas are produced in three different shapes:
Tila Beads = 5 x 5 mm
Half Tila Beads = 5 x 2,3 mm
Quater Tila Beads = 5 x 1,2 mm
All three bead shapes have the same height but different widths. This allows you to combine the different beads to create beautiful patterns. Tila beads are especially suitable for threading bracelets

Miyuki Cube Beads
Miyuki Sqare Beads are beads in cube shape. The size 4 x 4 mm is popular. Cube beads can be combined very well with other cubes made of porcelain, stainless steel or polaris.

Cymbal for Miyuki Beads
Your self-threaded piece of jewellery becomes really perfect with a matching clasp, end cap or earring setting. For every Miyuki shape and size there are matching Cymbal elements. The Cymbal Elements are cast out of high quality Zamak. Of course, the elements are also available in different surfaces: silver-plated, gold-plated, rose-gold-plated and bronze-coloured.

Threading accessories for Miyuki beads
Any work is only really fun with the right tools and accessories. That's why we don't only have beads in our shop but also everything else. We have thread like the popular Wildfire thread from Beadalon, but also classic beading silk from Griffin.
When it comes to tools, you will find everything from bead spindles and weaving frames to beading needles in our shop.

Basic techniques for beading with Miyuki beads
In the detailed jewellery instructions section of our shop you will find numerous easy-to-understand step-by-step instructions for different beading techniques with Rocailles, Delicas or Tila beads. Take a look at the instructions and let yourself be inspired by our jewellery ideas.

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