Today we would like to share some valuable knowledge about one of our favourite beads that we stock at Cranberry, the Delica bead.
Delica beads are a cylinder shaped bead made by Miyuki in Japan. These glass beads are very uniform in shape and size and as a result can be used beautifully in bead weaving designs.
Many beaders use them for flat peyote, geometric peyote, on and off loom woven designs and brick stitch. They also bezel stones beautifully like the swarovski rivolis, especially when combined with other sized seed beads.
Next is a photo of a kaleidocycle which can be cycled around to reveal the different sides to the geometric shapes.
Delica beads come in a huge amount of colours and differnt finishes. Here is a delightful rainbow of our range of duracoat galvanised delica beads.
These mouth watering colours are ideal for beadwork that will see a lot of wear and movement. They feature Miyuki's Duracoat finish—a clear durable coating that is thicker and tougher than traditional coatings which means it is less likely to rub off like other galvanised coatings can.
Below are the codes for our rainbow of Duracoat Galvanised beads. Did you know you can search on our website with the code of a bead? This easy search function helps when trying to re order the colour you have that is just about to run out.
You can use a combination of bead finishes in your designs to create pops of colour, shine and shading.
This star uses a combination of matte finish, duracoat galvanised finish and opaque lustre beads. The contrast between the finishes really makes the design on this star shine.
If the thought of trying out a a new bead is daunting for you we have created a beginers Peyote course which is completely free! This couse breaks down how easy and meditive peyote stitch can be and uses just a couple of colours of Delica beads to get you started.