What is Japanese Tensha beads?

The word Tensha means to transfer. Each delicate designs is carefully placed on top of a durable acrylic round, then fully lacquered with another layer of crystal clear acrylic to protect the beautiful art from abrasion. These beads are a world full of wonder and will set your design inspiration aflame.

What is Japanese Tensha beads?

The word Tensha means to transfer. Each delicate designs is carefully placed on top of a durable acrylic round, then fully lacquered with another layer of crystal clear acrylic to protect the beautiful art from abrasion. These beads are a world full of wonder and will set your design inspiration aflame.

What are Japanese cylinder beads?

Japanese cylinder beads are a thin walled, large holed glass seed bead. The large hole allows for many passes of thread, while the cylindrical shape leads to consistency in size and shape. Japanese cylinder beads are frequently sold in size 11, known by the brand name of Miyuki Delicas.

What are Toho e beads?

TOHO seed beads are precision-made Japanese seed beads that are among some of the finest in the world. The color and size consistency of TOHO beads makes bead weaving, looming, and jewelry stringing projects easy and beautiful every time.

What are Matsuno beads?

Matsuno Seed Beads (MGB) are quality machined Japanese glass beads with consistent size and color for fine jewelry making, looming & craft projects.

Who owns Jesse James beads?

Karen James
Our Co-Owner, Karen James, travels abroad 8+ times per year to design most every bead you see in our designs.

What is the difference between Miyuki and Toho beads?

There is a big difference between Seed Beads from Miyuki and seed beads from Toho. Miyuki seed beads are far more indifferent than Toho beads. The seed beads of Miyuki are round, just like Toho beads, but some are a bit larger than the rest of the pack. Toho seed beads are mostly the same round seed beads.

How are Toho beads made?

In this method, molten glass is wound around a metal mandrel. This technique may have begun in ancient Mesopotamia or Egypt. By this method, molten glass is drawn to form a straw-like tube, then cut into small pieces that are reheated to make the cut surface rounded. Today, small round beads are made using this method.

Where are Toho beads made?

Japan
TOHO seed beads have been made in Japan since 1951. The name TOHO translates to “Eastern Treasure,” signifying the covetable quality of these little beauties. They’re precision made so bead weavers can create consistent bead stitches, loomwork, and other styles of beadwork.

What is the difference between Toho and Delica beads?

Miyuki Delica Beads are extremely uniform glass cylindrical beads that come in four sizes and a multitude of colors and finishes. They are often used in off-loom bead weaving techniques as well as tapestry loom work. TOHO Aiko Beads are also cylindrical seed beads designed for bead weaving and bead embroidery.

How Japanese glass beads are made?

Move the melted glass to a slightly cooler melting pot, and use a compressed air device to blow the glass through a hole in the bottom of the pot, making the glass tube shape. The holes in the pots are shaped, which creates the differently shaped beads.

What is Tensha jewelry?

Renowned handcrafted jewelry supplies. Each Japanese Tensha bead is made with a delicate decal placed gently atop the bead, then fully lacquered with acrylic to protect from scratching and abrasion.

How are Tensha beads made?

Each Japanese Tensha bead is made with a delicate decal placed gently atop the bead, then fully lacquered with acrylic to protect from scratching and abrasion.

What’s new at Toho challenge 2020?

Introducing inspirational designs for the “Spectrum of Joy” of TOHO Challenge 2020. We are honored to introduce new creations from TOHO BEADS ADVANCED DESIGNERS. Considering the world’s current situation, the International Beads Biennale Executive Committee has decided to postpone 2nd judgment and exhibition of International Beads Biennale 2020.