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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!!

The Bead Parlor and BeadParlorBeads Etsy Store features "Heavy Metal Seed Beads".  I discovered these beads and Shelley Nybakke fell in love with these the minute she saw them!  Most all of her work  features these METAL seed beads in one way or the other.  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. 

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 has an ETSY store! Please check out BeadParlorBeads on Etsy :) Please click here >BeadParlorBeads Etsy Store

 

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 our email addy 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 and fire-polished picasso seed beads!!

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

 
 
 
3mm
     
     
 

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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GLASS BEADS

6 inch tubes- approx 28 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

 
 
 
     
     
     
 

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!"

 

 
     
     
     
 
 
     
     
     
 
Thanks for shopping with The Bead Parlor !