Delica: For almost 60 years, Miyuki Glass Seed Beads have been considered the "world standard" for their high quality, brilliance and uniform shape. They are sought after by fashion designers and bead artisans the world over. Miyuki Delica Seed Beads have a large hole to allow for multiple passes with needle and stringing material, whether its on or off a loom, used as an embellishment for an article of clothing, or making an ornate piece of art. The edges and size of a Miyuki Delica Seed Bead are very uniform and perfectly squared, lining up and fitting into place when used in bead weaving projects or loom work.
I have a few delicas, a few million probably - here is just a few of my Delica drawers....
...many many many years ago...I worked for a beaded pattern maker and she paid me in Delicas so I was fortunate to build my stash this way!
Delicas come in an amazingly huge range of colors and you can do so much with them. Just do a search of "Delica beads" or "Delica bead tapestry" and you will be stunned by the incredible work out there.
I enjoy doing small tapestries as well. Although they tend to be a bit time consuming, the results are always worth it!
There is also an endless list of things you can do with jewelry using Delicas.
-------------------------------Now since we're on D and I'm going to veer off topic a bit since I haven't given my little pups very much blog love lately! D is also for DOG! Here's a little "then & now" shot of Bingo and Molly.