Magatama literally means 'curved bead' in Japanese, which is exactly what you'll get with these unique seed beads. Whether you are new to beading or a master weaver, these seed beads are sure to give you fantastically consistent results. The teardrop shape of these Magatama beads will result in beautifully staggered patterns in your beaded jewelry designs, and their 3mm size is ideal to use in delicate designs or for crafting elaborate embellishments in fabric. Check out the various colors and finishes available. This 8 gram pack contains approximately 249 seed beads.