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Assortment is King

How large is the seed bead assortment across different manufacturers?

Size, Color and Finish Assortment Test

In a recent study, Seed Beads from various countries were subjected to systematic and rigorous quality testing. One of the tests compared Seed Bead assortment across different manufacturers: from one Czech, three Japanese, and one Chinese manufacturer.
The results show that Czech seed beads come in the largest assortment of sizes, colors, and finishes available in the marketplace.

Test Methodology

Due to the very limited assortment of Chinese Seed Beads, only an assortment of colors, sizes and finishes from one Czech and
three Japanese manufacturers were compared and tested. Czech seed beads come in 20 sizes with both square and round hole and in more than 1000 colors and finishes. This makes Czech seed bead assortment the widest seed bead program in the world, as demonstrated by the following table:

Seed Bead Size Comparison Chart

  Czech Japanese 1 Japanese 2 Japanese 3
8,8 mm 0 x      
8,3 mm 0 x      
7,8 mm 0 x      
7,3 mm 0 x      
7,0 mm   0    
1/0 mm 0 x 0    
2/0 mm 0 x 0    
3/0 mm 0 x   0 x  
4/0 mm 0 x      
5/0 mm 0 x 0    
6/0 mm 0 x 0 x 0 x 0 x
7/0 mm 0 x   0 x  
8/0 mm 0 x 0 x 0 x 0 x
9/0 mm 0 x 0 x 0 x 0 x
10/0 mm 0 x 0 x 0 x 0 x
11/0 mm 0 x 0 x 0 x x
12/0 mm 0 x 0 x 0 x 0
13/0 mm 0 x      
14/0 mm 0 x      
15/0 mm 0 0 x   0
16/0 mm 0      

 0 - round hole, x - square hole

Seed Bead color / finish comparison chart (most common sizes)

  Czech Japanese 1 Japanese 2 Japanese 3
11/0 1284 674 817 461
10/0 1388 588 466 461
9/0 1388 588 466 461
8/0 1388 691 797 461
6/0 1393 752 476 461

 

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Extensive color and size assortment is extremely important as anyone in beading will readily attest. Finding the right size and color for the beading projects is half the success. Czech seed beads come in a vast assortment, so beaders do not need to spend time searching for the right bead and can instead concentrate on their creative work. Czech seed beads, manufactured and distributed exclusively under PRECIOSA Traditional Czech Beads trademark are the best choice, as clearly demnostrated by this rigorous study.