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    I've designed a pattern for a headband that I'd like to make for my fiance. I've decided to do it in peyote flat stitch. I'm all ready, buuuut......I don't know where to get my beads. I went to Crazy Crow and I found German seed beads, italian, czech, etc, etc. I didn't realize there were so many types? which do I use?? (I'm planning to beading with size 11/0 for this project but I like 14/0 most of the time)

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    I'm not much of a beader, but I think you want cut beads. They're very uniform in size and make it easier to make a good looking piece of peyote stitch. Looks like Crazy Crow has them in Czech and old time German (sz 09, 10,11,12), which is mostly a difference in color choice.

    All that said, I really love these... the color is awesome and is what I'd use for my brighter colored grass outfits! Nocbay's Charolette cut colors
    come in sz 13 (and sz 13 only).


    Originally posted by savanalady View Post
    I've designed a pattern for a headband that I'd like to make for my fiance. I've decided to do it in peyote flat stitch. I'm all ready, buuuut......I don't know where to get my beads. I went to Crazy Crow and I found German seed beads, italian, czech, etc, etc. I didn't realize there were so many types? which do I use?? (I'm planning to beading with size 11/0 for this project but I like 14/0 most of the time)
    Mii iw keyaa ezhi-ditibiseyaan

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    • #3
      czhech beads are the most common. But if you can find some japanese beads they are more uniformed and the size doesn't vary like the czhech beads do.

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        Originally posted by savanalady View Post
        I've designed a pattern for a headband that I'd like to make for my fiance. I've decided to do it in peyote flat stitch. I'm all ready, buuuut......I don't know where to get my beads. I went to Crazy Crow and I found German seed beads, italian, czech, etc, etc. I didn't realize there were so many types? which do I use?? (I'm planning to beading with size 11/0 for this project but I like 14/0 most of the time)
        I find the Czech beads are the best for general beading, the Japanese ones seem to be cheap, the outside size is usually good but I think the inside diameter is inconsistent. Cut beads have a flat side on the bead which makes them shiny. I would recommend shipwreck beads they are cheaper than crazy crow and have more of a selection.

        Shipwreck Beads - The World's Largest Selection of Beads!

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        • #5
          Good link!

          Mii iw keyaa ezhi-ditibiseyaan

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          • #6
            definately go with cut beads, esp. for a grass dance outfit. i would suggest czech beads all the way, but i guess japanese would be better for a uniform peyote stitch.

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            • #7
              for peyote japenese (delica) is best, for everything else japenese seed. They are incredibly uniform inside and out.

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