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Seed Beads & Bugles

High quality Japanese and Czech glass bugle beads...
straight and twisted!

So many sizes, so many colors!

Bugle Beads are thin, smooth tubular glass beads used for jewelry, beaded fringe, embroidery, costumes design, so much more. Bugle beads can be strung, sewn on or glued to many different materials. Due to the nature of this product and how the glass is cut, each Bugle Bead will differ slightly in length and/or width; they are not uniform. I personally used to have a metal file or an emery board on my beading work table to file the ends of the bugles so as to not cut my thread with the sharp edges.

Click on the words to navigate to the categories. Pictures may or may not be to scale. * Size and quantity approximations described below.

 

 

* Size and quantity approximations:

Japanese Spiral Bugles are 6mm and there are approx. 756 beads per 6 inch tube.

Czech #2 bugles are 5 mm and there are approx. 1,380 bugles per 12 strand hank.

Czech #3 bugles are 7 mm and there are approx. 900 bugles per 12 strand hank

Czech #5 bugles are 12 mm or 1/2" and there are approx. 360 bugles per ounce

Czech 20mm bugles are 3/4" and there are approx. 160 bugles per ounce

Czech 25mm bugles are 1" and there are approx. 130 bugles per ounce.

Czech 30mm bugles are 1 1/4" and there are 110 bugles per ounce.