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FYI!! The Bead Parlor now has an ETSY store! Please click here >BeadParlorBeads Etsy Store

We'd like to have our "store" all in one place for your shopping pleasure!  This will make it much easier for us to keep track of inventory, lol! So, for now we're going to take the shopping cart ability off of this website. So sorry for any inconvenience! Please go to our Etsy store to check out all the goodies you see here and MORE!!

WELCOME to our page featuring our "Heavy Metal Seed Beads".  Shelley fell in love with these the minute she saw them and most all of her work  features these METAL seed beads in one way or the other. You can see some of Shelley's creations to the left, and on our "Jewelry" page.  If you like the metal look, and you like beads, these are the ones to get.   These beads are solid metal!!  They all start out with a brass base, and then are heavily plated in the various finishes.  They are very uniform in size.  They are a much more rounded bead compared to the Japanese glass beads which are generally more cylinder shaped.  (see close-up photo below). They are especially handy for any project where you want your beads to really "snug" up against each other. 

I have listed the colors, sizes and prices. You can order securely online using Paypal. We charge $5.50 for shipping by Priority Mail for orders within the continental U.S., and accept Visa or Mastercard, and do our best to get them out the same day you order. Feel free to call us with any questions you might have. 

IMPORTANTTIP: We have had good luck with the finish on these beads. They do have a great lacquer finish on them!   Almost all metals will tarnish and most plated metals will wear with time.  Excessive oil, humidity or exposure to the elements will speed up this process. All that being said, we have found that the benefits of using metal beads far outweigh the drawbacks!  

FYI!! The Bead Parlor also has an ETSY store! Please check out BeadParlorBeads on Etsy :) Please click here >BeadParlorBeads Etsy Store

All our heavy metal beads are displayed on this page. If you see some you would like to buy, simply hit the 'add to cart' button and you items will be added to your cart in our Paypal store. If you would like to buy more than one tube of any bead, you can alter the amount in the PayPal shopping cart. When you have finished shopping, hit the 'proceed to check out' button in the PayPal store and you will be able to make a secure online payment.

METAL SEED BEAD WEIGHTS ONLY

11/0 tube = approx. 52 grams, 6" tube (about 2700 beads)

8/0 tube = approx. 50 grams, 6" tube (about 1000 beads)                     

Size 6/0 tube = approx. 39 grams, 6" tube (about 500 beads)

Size 15/0 tube=approx 18 grams/tube

NOTE: ALL METAL BEADS ARE (HEAVILY) PLATED! SEE TOP OF PAGE FOR MORE INFO

 

*COMPARE OUR PRICES!*

**WHOLESALE PRICING is available for 1/4 and 1/2 kilo packages of loose metal seed beads.  Please contact us at faulkj54@yahoo.com for more info

 

24 KARAT GOLD
11/0 $38.25
8/0 $19.50  
6/0 $13.50  

15/0

$44.00

 
 

SILVER
11/0 $36.00  

8/0

18.00

 
6/0 $12.75  

15/0

$41.00

 
 
24 KARAT GOLD HEX-CUT
11/0hex $38.25  
8/0hex $19.50  
     
 
SILVER HEX-CUT
11/0hex $36.00  
8/0hex $18.00  
     
 

MATTE ZINC

Grey-blue kinda like

washed denim

11/0 $27.00  
8/0 $16.50  
6/0 $8.25  
 
 

COPPER

Shiny like a brand spanky new penny!

11/0
$31.50
 
8/0
$16.50
 
6/0
$11.25
 

 

ZINC

Nice denim gray-blue color

11/0 $27.00  
8/0 $16.50  
6/0 $8.25  

 

ANTIQUE COPPER

Looks great with antique copper findings!

11/0 $22.50  
8/0 $12.00  
6/0 $9.75  

 

MATTE GOLD

Looks nice with vintage brass findings!

11/0 $19.80  
8/0 $10.50  
6/0 $6.75  

 

NICKEL

Slightly antiqued silver

11/0 $19.80  
8/0 $9.00  
6/0 $6.75  
 

BLACK

Think midnight baby!

11/0 $27.00  
8/0 $15.75  
6/0 $8.25  

 

MATTE COPPER

Like a copper penny that's been around the block a year or so.

11/0 $31.50  
8/0 $16.50  
6/0 $11.25  

 

GOLD

Less expensive than 24K, but will darken over time - Sealant recommended!

11/0 $19.80  
8/0 $10.50  
6/0 $6.75  
 
GUNMETAL
11/0 $22.50  
8/0 $12.00  
6/0 $9.75  
 

LIGHT COPPER

Very pretty color - hard to get a good picture but reminds me of black hills rose-gold!

11/0 N/A  
8/0 $14.25  
6/0 N/A  

 

 
     
     
     
 
 
 
MORE BEAD PARLOR FAVORITES

This area contains some of our favorite Bead Parlor items and beads Shelley uses in her designs: Cornerless cubes, Toho Glass 3-cuts, fire-polished seed beads, and 14-20# FIRELINE!

BRASS CORNERLESS CUBES

NEW LOWER PRICES!

Silver Plated

Cornerless Cubes

2.5mm $10.00  
3mm $10.00  

24" strand

approx. 245/2.5mm std

approx. 210/ 3mm std

 
 

Copper Plated

Cornerless Cubes

2.5mm $10.00  
3mm $10.00  

24" strand

approx. 245/2.5mm std

approx. 210/ 3mm std

 
 

Gold Plated

Cornerless Cubes

3mm

2.5mm

$10.00  
3mm $10.00  

24" strand

approx. 245/2.5mm std

approx. 210/ 3mm std

Brass Cornerless Cubes

2.5mm $10.00
3mm $10.00

24" strand

approx 245/2.5mm std

approx. 210/3mm std

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Silver Plated

Rounded Cubes

3mm $10.00  
24" strand - approx. 200/std
Just a little different than cornerless cubes, less facets but nice rounded cube shape

Copper Plated

Rounded Cubes

3mm $10.00  

24" strand - approx. 200/std

Just a little different than cornerless cubes, less facets but nice rounded cube shape

Gold Plated

Rounded Cubes

3mm $10.00  

24" strand - approx. 200/std

Just a little different than cornerless cubes, less facets but nice rounded cube shape

Kond Tribal Replica

Brass Buttons!

approx. 12mm x 11mm rounded 2-hole button

 Gold
$2.00  
Brass
$2.00  
Silver
$2.00  

Great for leather wrap bracelets!

 
     
     
 

GLASS BEADS

6 inch tubes- approx 30 grams of beads

 
 

Toho Permanent Finish

3-cuts, Silver

12/0 $20.25  
8/0 $17.25  
Silver, always a favorite.

Toho Permanent Finish

3-cuts, Gold

12/0 $20.25  

8/0

$17.25  
Then again, I like gold, too.

Toho 3-cuts, Bronze

12/0 $19.50  
8/0 $17.25  
 NOTE - the Bronze are NOT "permanent" finish but wear well anyway

Toho Permanent Finish

3-cuts, Rose-Gold

12/0 $20.25  
8/0 $17.25  
Mmmmm Rose.
 
 

Toho Permanent Finish

3-cuts, Orange

12/0

$19.50  

8/0

$17.25  
For that Zen-like calm.

Toho Permanent Finish

3-cuts, Red

12/0 $20.25  
8/0 $17.25  
Lady in Red

Toho Purple 3-cuts

12/0 $17.25  
8/0 $17.25  
Not "permanent" finish but wears well and is fit for Royalty- YOU!

 Toho Jet Black 3-cuts

12/0 12.00  
8/0 $11.25  
 

Toho Hematite 3-cuts

12/0  $12.75  
8/0 $12.75  
 
Peacock Colors
11/0 $39.75  
8/0 $36.75  
One of Shelley's personal favorites
Gold-lined Opal
11/0 $27.00  
8/0 $27.00  

One of Di's

personal favorites

 
 
 
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Czech Picasso Fire Polish

3-cut 6/0 seed beads

approx 55 beads/strand

1 $2.50 see Etsy
3 $6.00 Store
     
As seen in Shelly's" Czech Me Out!"

14# FIRELINE 125 YD SPOOL

Shelley uses lots of this and it is HARD TO FIND!

1 $22.00 out of stock
     
     
Great for use with metal seed beads and cornerless cubes. 

20# FIRELINE 125 YD SPOOL

Shelley uses this too and it's HARD TO FIND!

1 $22.00  
     
     
As seen in Shelley's Egyptian Collar
Thanks for shopping with The Bead Parlor !