Czech seed beads: These beads are donut shaped and are not very tall in size. The edges are really smooth and round, being extremely small these beads are available in hanks which mean that they are strung into the strands that are looped together by tying the ends. These beads look amazing when they are used in embroidery.
Japanese seed beads: these beads are different from the Czech ones as they are taller and have larger holes. Being uniform in shape and size and as they are available in a huge variety of colors, they can be used conveniently for all kind of projects.
Indian and Chinese varieties of seed beads: The seed beads that are available in India and China are not as uniform as the ones that are found in Czech or Japan. They are not as smooth and this makes them harder to work with. But the Indian beads are really effective for preparing multi strand necklaces and bracelets because in these designs the uneven shapes or sizes of the beads do not matter. It in fact adds a complete different texture to the pieces of the beads. These beads can be used for the crafting of children’s projects.
Delica seed beads: These beads are also known as the cylinder beads as they are uniform in shape and the holes are quite large. The different applications of these beads are flat peyote, bead weaving, loomwork and multi strand creations where a smooth surface is necessary.