Price, Quality, Size, Unique, Color, Versatile, Ease of UseCons:
color can wear off
Other beading styles or techniques:I make polymer (formerly called polymer clay) focals and art beads primarily/
Creation:Earrings, necklaces, cab setting embellishment, as an addition to 3D flowers on little polymer boxes"These beautiful, uniform and unique colored beads are useful for so many applications - just a few of my favorites:
-as bead spacers
-as the bottom bead on a head pin
-threaded onto silver embroidery thread and plaited into a delicate necklace with other strands of crocheted wire (also with Toho beads)
-as a filler to complete a necklace - so from the point of the last main bead in the design to the clasp or jump ring is not just plain wire.
I use them in all sizes for similar applications. The color is excellent to use in place of sterling beads - and they don't tarnish!!!! (However, I have heard that the color CAN wear off after years. I recently read that permanent colored Tohos are now on the market....I just hope they come in the same beautiful matte colors. In my opinion, matte colors are more classy and have a wider range of use than they extra shiny colors"