What is Tila beads?
The raw material of Tila beads is glass. Tila beads are finally made after glass high temperature forming, precise cutting, surface treatment (electroplating, dyeing, baking paint) and other processes.
Tila beads are called seed beads by manufacturers, but they are larger than ordinary seed beads and have multiple pores. Tila beads have two parallel holes. They are thin, finely cut, square beads that differ in shape and size from other seed beads.
Tila beads are made of glass. Due to their unique shape and thin size, it is very important to carefully unpack the Tila beads and pour them on the working surface. If beads fall on a hard working surface, they can break or break, according to Miyuki's website.
Miyuki named them Tila beads because when they got together or sewed together with guidelines, the beaded fabric looked like a traditional Japanese tile work