I love Japanese Toho seed beads! They are more uniform in size compared to Czech seed beads which makes them great for most bead weaving projects.
Toho seed beads are made in Hiroshima, Japan and came to the market in 1951. They are popular because they are uniform in size and shape which means less culling of unwanted beads and projects are nice and even. They are also larger than Miyuki Delica seed beads which makes them easy to use, especially for beginners.
Interestingly enough I had never used Toho seed beads until I watched the video I share below on making 3D starfish. Luckily I had some in my stash that I could use to make one and went on to immediately look for more.
Today is all about Toho seed bead projects!
Here are some of my favourites:
I absolutely love this one! As soon as I saw the video I dove through my stash lookinh gor Toho seed beads. It was so much fun to make that I now plan on making lots of 3D starfish!!
These beaded triangle use the same stitches but might be a bit easier on their own. Think of all the things you can make with simple beaded triangles!
Think lace and spaces to add other types of beads. Here is a simple netting piece:
The pattern is here: Free Pattern for Necklace Sheila
Looking for something a bit more challenging? How about circular peyote. I have yet to try making peyote circular but it’s definitely on my “to do very soon” list.