To most jewelry makers, seed beads are like candy. They are truly yummy and delightful. Of all the different types of beads out there, I own more seed beads than any other style. I have Toho, Miyuki, Matubo, generic Czech glass, and more. Now I am delighted to get to play with Preciosa brand Czech glass seed beads. You may recognize the brand for their lovely Czech crystal products, but they make seed beads also! I love the wide range of colors these are available in (over 600 different beads). I also love how many sizes are available, even larger sized 2/0 (which are hard to come by).
Here are my top 5 favorite Preciosa seed beads (all new at Beadaholique!):
Preciosa Czech Glass, 2/0 Round Pony Seed Bead, Cornelian White Star Dark Lilac (1 Tube)
Preciosa Czech Glass, 9/0 Cylinder 3cuts Seed Bead, Opaque Silver Terra Metallic Dyed (1 Tube)
Preciosa Czech Glass, 9/0 Cylinder 3cuts Seed Bead, Opaque Gold Metallic (1 Tube)
Preciosa Czech Glass, 8/0 Seed Bead, Opaque Multi-Color Rainbow (1 Tube)
Preciosa Czech Glass, 11/0 Round Seed Bead, Light Violet – Matte Dyed (1 Tube)
If you are wanting to start working with these lovely seed beads, there are already several free projects to get you started. Use these projects as jumping off places and add your own twist. All three of the projects below use Preciosa Color Palettes which you can easily swap out for your own favorite color palette or individual color selections.
Beach Vibes Earrings