|Pinwheel Cuff - in "Academy" green|
I just received the latest Miyuki seed beads called "spacers", said to measure 2.2x1mm and 3x1mm, which is equivalent to a size 11/0 and a size 8/0, but thinner. They are very similar to the Toho "demi-round" seed beads, which measure 2.2x0.9mm and 3x1.15mm.
|Miyuki Spacer beads 11/0 and 8/0|
|Cosmic Spiral lariat|
|From left to right: 9 Toho Demi round size 8/0, 8 Miyuki spacer size 8/0|
11 Toho Demi round size 11/0, 10 Miyuki spacer size 11/0
As you can see in the photo above, showing a card with seed beads printed for size reference (a Preciosa Ornela reference card), sizes are measured by their diameter. The Toho and the Miyuki correspond to the size, although the Toho, here again, seem to be a liiiiittle bit smaller. The hole in the Miyuki spacers also seems to be slightly bigger.
|Left Toho Demi Round 11/0, right Miyuki Spacer beads 11/0|
Both the demi rounds and the spacers are truly delightful, precise, thin beads.
Voilà, that's all.
Oh no that's not all. I also wanted to let you know that I have just listed a tutorial for this fantastic little skeleton - Elvis - in my shop. People who order a pattern for the same price as that one can get him for free until the 31st of October 2017. So if you buy a tutorial for the Pinwheel Cuff, you can get Elvis for free. Don't add him to your cart - just drop me a note that you want him too!