Beadworks Glossary of beading terms aims to give clear definitions of the most common beading Seed beads are very small glass beads and can come in a myriad of different finishes, whether it be matte, polished, metallic, iris, silver lined or rainbow finish.
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Czech vs Japanese Seed Beads: Much about your seed bead depends on where it came from. Czech seed beads are widely used, moderately uniform in shape, size and color. Czech seed beads are a great all purpose seed bead that can be used in virtually any project and tend to be less expensive. Uniformity matters more to weaving than stringing application.