DELICA CODES - all Delica codes now have 4 digits so DB41 is listed as DB0041 - this means that if you look in any category under 'catalogue order' the Delica's will all be listed numerically.
Delicas ™ are precisely manufactured beads, tubular in shape, with a generous hole size in proportion to the overall bead. They are ideal for woven projects because the beads are all the same size and shape, the colour range is extensive and allows for much creativity in design, and also the generous hole allows several threads to be passed through each bead in the weaving process. Delicas equate roughly to a size 12 seed bead although they are often referred to in patterns as a 'Delica 11'.
Originally manufactured for the creation of beaded pictures used in wall decoration in Japan, to create the desired breadth of colours in the range some of the bead colours are dyed and these colours may come off through rubbing or exposure to light.
A comprehensive guide to the durability of the delicas can be found on the Miyuki website
To make searching through these beads easier we have now split them into categories for colour and finish.
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