Literally meaning "curved bead" in Japanese, magatama beads are cut at a slight angle from front to back. The hole is near the top, like a drop bead. When strung, magatama beads form surprising shapes because of the angled cut. They also make lovely fringe trims. FusionBeads.com offers 4x7mm long magatama beads in beautiful colors and finishes. Check out our Peyote Stitch, Right Angle Weave, Herringbone, Netting, Brick Stitch, Bead Embroidery, Bead Fringe, Kumihimo, Bead Crochet, and More Bead Weaving Techniques for a variety of ways to use seed beads in your designs. Learn all about seed beads in our Seed Bead Q and A.
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