SJ Designs glass beads are the finest quality made in Japan by manufacturers Toho, Matsuno and Miyuki. I’ve made special effort to offer not only a wide range of colors, but to also carry those colors throughout several different sizes and styles of beads.
As my focus is needlework, some of the bead finishes may be too fragile for other uses including jewelry making– galvanized finishes may rub off with repeated wear and dyed colors may fade if exposed to strong sunlight. Since most needlework projects receive careful treatment, the delicacy of some bead finishes is not usually a matter of concern for stitchers. Please contact me if you have any questions about the suitability of a bead for your project.