Seed beads got this name because they look like the seeds and they are mostly uneven in shape and also come in different sizes and price ranges. Mainly there are 3 types of seed beads that are commonly found in the market.
- Czech seed bead
- Chinese and Indian seed beads
- Japanese seed bead
Czech seed bead:
These beads are the best quality of seed beads that are present in the market. They are symmetrical in shape. They have round edges. They have small holes in them as compared to their bigger size. They are very fine seed beads. They have uniform shape and size. They are alittle bit costly as compared to the other seed beads. They come in the shape of very tiny donuts.
Japanese seed beads:
They are very different from the Czech seed beads. They are bigger than the Czech seed beads. Also in the Japanese seed beads, you have the many choices of colors. Their hole is bigger than the Czech seed beads. They are not used as much as the others. But they do have perfect shapes and regular sizes.
Chinese and Indian seed beads:
These seed beads are the cheapest seed beads present in the market. They come in very irregular shapes and sizes. They are not uniform. They are very difficult to work with. They are used when theornament is to be given a variety of different looks. They are uneven in sizes. They also have a wide range of colors. They are mostly used to make ornaments for the kids.
These were some main types of the beads but there are some other types also:
- Square seed beads
- Cylindrical seed beads
- Triangle seed beads
- Hex seed beads
This was some information about the seed beads and their properties.