We will be closed from 24.12.2013 until 4.1.2014 for the holidays. Orders placed during this time will be processed after the New Year.

NEW: Orders over 500,00€ received after 2013.10.10 that are shipping to EU countries will receive FREE standard shipping when paid by Bank Transfer.

TOHO has acclaimed an unprecidented reputation in Japan, the United States, and around the world for becoming the leader in top quality seed beads. We have been fortunate to become a large distributor of the beads are able to bring you a large variety in color and styles.

If you are looking for Czech glass (fire polish, pressed beads), please visit our factory distribution center website www.czechbeads.eu. You will be able to use the same user name and password.

 
TOHO Bead Matrix (bulk by Kilo)
Best Match Transparent Rounds
Best Match Silver Lined Rounds
Best Match Opaque Rounds
Best Match Rainbow Rounds
TOHO Bead Matrix (Pre-packaged items)
Best Match Transparent Rounds
Best Match Silver Lined Rounds
Best Match Opaque Rounds
Best Match Rainbow Rounds
We've put together a list of commonly used matricies above. We've received excellent feedback from bead stores regarding this new way to display the beads. Once you are familiar with the Matrix view we encourage you to create your own. All Matrix searches can be saved and will show up on the search page. Often times stores will print the Matrix page, use it to check their inventory and then go back to the Matrix to place their order.
 
TOHO Round Seed Beads
TOHO Round
Size 3/0 (5,5mm)
Size 6/0 (4,0mm)
Size 8/0 (3,1mm)
Size 11/0 (2,2mm)
Size 15/0 (1,5mm)
TOHO round seed beads are manufactured under strict quality guidelines. You will find them to be superior to any other seed bead on the market, the reason why so many bead professionals use TOHO beads. You will notice that these beads have a large hole size for easier threading than other seed beads. This also means more beads per kilo.
 
TOHO Cube Seed Beads
TOHO Cubes
Size 1,5mm (15/0)
Size 3mm (8/0) 

Cubes along with triangles are one of the most unique beads to TOHO; the quality is unmatched. Notice how the hole is not round but rather diamond shaped to allow the beads to lay corretly in a finsihed design.
 
TOHO Triangle Seed Beads
TOHO Triangles
Size 11/0 (2,2mm)
Size 8/0 (3,1mm)
As with the cubes, the quality is unmatched. Notice the triangular hole on the TOHO triangles. As with the cubes this allows the beads to lay a certain direction more easily in a finished design.
 
TOHO Treasure (Cylinder) Seed Beads
TOHO Treasures (Cylinder Beads)
Size ˜12/0 (1,8mm)
Size ˜8/0 (3,3mm) - Not yet available
When you need precise cylinder beads for projects such as loom work you may consider the Treasure beads. The ends of these beads are flat as opposed rounded like the TOHO round beads. Myuki manufactures a similar bead called a Delica.
 
TOHO Bugle Beads
TOHO Bugle Beads
Size #1 (3mm)
Size #3 (9mm)
Size #3 Twisted (9mm) - Not yet available
Bugle beads are long cylindrical beads and are often times used in the clothing industry. These beads can either be smooth or have a twist. Unlike the Czech bugle beads these will not cut the thread.
 
TOHO Hexagon Seed Beads
TOHO Hex
Size 11/0 (2,2mm)
Size 8/0 (3,1mm)
Hex beads are shaped like a hexagon (6 sides). These are most similar to the cylinder beads but with flattened sides.
 
TOHO Factory Mixes of various seed beads
TOHO Mixes
See all mixes
These color coordinated mixes are assortments of beads from all of the above mentioned groups. They offer your customers a great way to start learning about beads and experimenting with various shapes without purchasing large volumes of each. The mixes have been very popular and would be a great addition to your store.
 
TOHO Magatamas (Drops)
TOHO Magatmas
Size 3mm
Size 4mm - Not yet available
Size 5mm - Not yet available
Magatmas are a tear drop shape with the hole on the thinner side. These are excellent for embrodery.
 
TOHO Aiko beads not yet available.
TOHO Aiko Beads
Not yet available
These are precision cut cylinders unlike any other. Bead professionals use these beads when only the highest quality is acceptable. Like TOHO Treasure beads these are cylindrical beads but cut to the highest degree of Japanese perfection. At this time we do not carry these beads, but please contact purchasing@seedbeads.eu if you would like us to stock them.
 
TOHO 1-cut beads not yet available.
TOHO 1-cuts
(charlotte beads)
Size 15/0 (1,5mm)
These are similar to the round seed beads but have been facetted on one side to add a sparkle. This is most apparent in the metalic 1-cut beads.
 
TOHO 3-cut beads not yet available.
TOHO 3-cuts
Not yet available
These are similar 1-cut beads but rather have three facets. At this time we do not carry these beads, but please contact purchasing@seedbeads.eu if you would like us to stock them.

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