BEAD COMPARISONS BY MANUFACTURER AND SIZES
These beads were all scanned, side by side, at the same time. These
are the actual differences in sizes. The top pictures are done to show the differences
in size, shapes and holes. Also the finishes. The bags of beads show differences in
shapes too. We sell Matsunos and Miyukis at
White Jay Beadery
|Delicas - 11s
||Miyuki - 11s
||Matsuno - 11s
||Czech - 11s
|Matsuno - 15s
||Charlottes - 13s
These are comparisions of size 11 seed beads by different manufacturers.
Here are peyote stitched hearts done in 3 different type size 11 seed beads and size 15 seed beads.
The heart design is from Suzanne Cooper's pattern packet, "Itty Bitty Beauties" (Six Hearts mini bag).
Be sure to see her other patterns at Suzanne Cooper
Suzanne graciously granted me permission to use her mini heart amulet bag pattern for my demo. Also, visit Cathy Lampole's site and see her bead
comparisons. She compares, 3 bead types, in peyote stitch in size 11 miyuki, size 12 Delicas
and size 15 Miyukis.
These are comparisons of vial sizes:
The larger tube holds 5 grams, it has size 11 Japanese Miyukis, the smaller one is the sample size sent from
General Bead. This one holds size 11 Delicas.
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