What are seed beads? Seed beads are tiny, cylindrical beads that are commonly used in jewellery-making and beadwork. They are named “seed beads” because of their small size, which can be roughly the size of a seed.
Are seed beads made of glass or are seed beads made of plastic? Most good seed beads are made from glass, although plastic, metal, wood, pearl, crystal and gemstone beads are also occasionally available. Seed beads are made in a wide range of colors, finishes, and shapes, including round, square, oval, cylindrical and hexagonal.
Where to buy seed beads online? Beads N Crystals has a huge range of seed beads for sale in handy re-usable plastic tubes. You can also shop the full range in person at our Brisbane bead shop. Seed beads are available in a wide range of sizes and brands. We encourage our customers to re-use the plastic tubes for storage of small beads, needles and other things around the home. Any tubes that are not needed for a practical sue, can be returned to Beads N Crystals for a 20c store credit per tube!
Seed beads are often used to create intricate beadwork patterns, such as seed bead weaving, embroidery, seed bead jewellery and loom work. They are versatile and can be used in many different types of jewelry, including necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and even in clothing and accessories.
If you’re unsure which seed beads are best for your project, please contact us for assistance. You may also like to click through to the Seed Beads category from our home page to refine the list by seed bead brand or size.