Dear customers, the company shop BeadShop in Zásada will be closed from 15th to 28th July due to the company holiday. Thank you for your understanding.
Toggle Bar

Products

Seed beads tests infomercial

Not all Seed Beads are Created Equal

Beads are one of the oldest objects known to humankind. Excavations of ancient archeological sites reveal that beads were part of our ancestors' lives millennia ago. Throughout the ages, glass bead production, which originated in ancient Egypt, migrated to Venice and Murano. Then, about 300 years ago, bead production moved yet again to whatis today the Czech Republic. Local craftsmen have gradually perfected the production process and since the beginning of the last century have achieved world-class quality glass beads.
Today, this historical achievement is reflected in the unparalleled quality and durability of Czech seed beads. In a recent study seed beads from various countries were subjected to a systematic and rigorous quality testing.  Samples of seed beads coming from 5 manufacturers - one Czech, three Japanese, and one Chinese manufacturer - were systematically studied, measured, and compared.

Read more ...

PRECIOSA Twin™

PRECIOSA TWIN™

The exclusive Czech PRECIOSA Twin™ seed bead and the PRECIOSA Twin™ pressed bead from the PRECIOSA Traditional Czech Beads™brand

Read more ...

Ersatz / Longsatz

Ersatz / Longsatz

Czech seed beads in the shape of rounded cylinders (known as PRECIOSA Ersatz and PRECIOSA Longsatz) which are produced using similar technology to that used of other types of seed beads, i.e. by cutting glass pipes with a round or square hole.

Read more ...

Tubes / Pipes

Czech seed beads in the shape of a short cylinder (known as PRECIOSA Tubes or PRECIOSA Pipes) which are produced using similar technology to that used of other types of seed beads, i.e. by cutting glass pipes with a round or square hole. The difference between Tubes and Pipes is visible at first glance. Tubes are cut straight, while pipes are cut diagonally. Tubes are made in sizes of 2 – 5 mm and pipes are made in sizes of 2.5 – 5 mm.

PRECIOSA Tubes include Macco (1 mm), Delica (1.3 mm) and Unica (1.6 mm) which are specific thanks to their small size.

Short name / Articles
Sizes
Profile
Hole
Images
Tubes-RH / 321 11 001
2 x 2 mm, 2.5 x 2.5 mm, 3 x 3 mm, 3.5 x 3.5 mm ,4 x 4 mm, 4.5 x 4.5 mm, 5 x 5 mm
round
round
Seed-Beads Tubes-RH t
Tubes-SH / 321 12 001
1.3 x 1.3 mm, 1.7 x 1.7 mm, 2 x 2 mm, 2.2 x 2.2 mm, 2.5 x 2.5 mm
round
square
Seed-Beads Tubes-SH t
Tubes-TwSH / 321 27 001
10 x 4 mm, 15 x 4 mm, 20 x 4 mm
round
square twisted
Seed-Beads Tubes-TwSH t
Pipes Bevelled-RH / 321 51 001
2.5 mm, 3 mm, 3.5 mm, 4 mm, 4.5 mm, 5 mm
round
bevelled round
Seed-Beads Pipes-Bevelled-RH t
Macco-RH / 321 11 001
1 x 1 mm, 2 x 1 mm, 4 x 1 mm
round
round
Seed-Beads Macco-RH t
Delica-RH / 321 11 001
1.3 x 1.3 mm, 2 x 1.3 mm, 4 x 1.3 mm
round
round
Seed-Beads Delica-RH t
Delica rounded-RH / 321 11 001
1.3 x 1.6 mm
round, rounded ends
round
Seed-Beads Delica-rounded-RH t
Unica-RH / 321 11 001
1.6 x 1.6 mm
round
round
Seed-Beads Unica-RH t

 

Art. Size (mm) Approx.  pcs/kg Approx. pcs/Lb
Macco 1 x 1 588 240 266 826
Macco 2 x 1 270 270 122 594
Macco 4 x 1 169 490 76 881
Delica 1.3 x 1.3 322 580 146 322
Unica 1.6 x 1.6 196 080 88 942
Tubes-SH 1.3 x 1.3 341 000 154 678
Tubes-SH 1.7 x 1.7 192 000 87 091
Tubes-SH 2 x 2 126 600 57 426
Tubes-SH 2.2 x 2.2 77 750 35 267
Tubes-SH 2.5 x 2.5 52 630 23 873
Tubes-TWSH 10 x 4 4 230 1 919
Tubes-TWSH 15 x 4 3 090 1 402
Tubes-TWSH 20 x 4 2 340 1 061
Pipes Bevelled-RH 2.5 46 520 21 101
Pipes Bevelled-RH 3 27 400 12 429
Pipes Bevelled-RH 3.5 14 200 6 441
Pipes Bevelled-RH 4 11 500 5 216
Pipes Bevelled-RH 4.5 8 850 4 014
Pipes Bevelled-RH 5 5 420 2 459