Toho seed beads are very high quality seed beads
Toho seed beads are high quality Japanese seed beads which are renowned for their consistent size and shape. They also have a large hole which allows multiple threads to pass through.
Four sizes of the Toho traditional round seed beads are available
15/0, 11/0, 8/0 and 6/0 seed beads are available, with 11/0 being the most popular.
The smaller sizes are ideal for incorporating with other beads for bead-weaving. The beautiful colours of the larger sizes mean they are very attractive and decorative and are therefore very good for kumihimo, crochet and knitting.
Toho round seed beads are also renowned for their beautiful colour range
Toho seed beads have a fabulous colour range. In addition to the standard opaque and silver-lined colours, there is a huge range of unique shades.
Some of the most popular colours are the higher metallic Toho seed beads which are vibrant shiny shades
The latest colour range are the semi-glazed Toho seed beads which are beautiful subtle shades
Toho Seed Bead Inspirations from Starman TrendSetters
The Star Power bracelet show how these beautiful colours can be used to create a versatile component.
Another Starman pattern, Parisian Lace, shows the Toho seed beads used to create an intricate edging to a simple tile design.
The Ice Ruffle bracelet also focuses on using the Toho seed beads in a starring role.
The Chrysalis part 1 design uses subtle Toho seed bead colours to embellish the neutral-coloured CzechMates 2-hole lentils.
Compare this with the Chrysalis part 2 design which adds another layer of Toho seed beads to create a really rich and ornate effect.
The Toho Demi-round seed beads are the latest addition to the Toho seed bead range
These innovative seed beads are much narrower than the traditional Toho round seed bead but the same diameter and hole size. They are therefore very good for filling in small spaces and creating an extra layer of texture and interest. You can find out more information and lots of design ideas for these on our Toho Demi-rounds blog.