Seed Beads Like Candy

When I first walked into The Bead Shop, Melville, I felt like a kid in a candy store. Literally. The beautifully bright and multicoloured seed beads looked like delicious sweets hanging in the shop. It’s fill to the brim with a range of brightly coloured seed beads, glass beads, swarovski and other beading items...far too many to mention. If you are anything like me, there is nothing that gets your imagination ticking more than walking into a shop filled with creative goodies. From books and tools, to beads and wire, there is just so much to get you inspired at The Bead Shop.

What Exactly are Seed Beads?

Seed beads are called this as they are so tiny. Like little seeds. They are produced usually in mass and so are sold by weight rather than amount. I for one would not want to be counting out little tiny beads one by one! They are about 1mm in size but the size does vary. Seed beads range from under a millimetre to several millimetres in size. The term "seed bead" is a term used for any small bead which is normally round. Although beads are a versatile craft items, their small size makes them hard to store efficiently. To keep them contained without them slipping through small cracks, but also allowing you fast access to the exact type of bead you’re looking for could be a challenge! Ask our friendly staff about storage options, as well as beading books and lessons for beginners and more advanced beaders.