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Toho Aiko Seed Beads

In addition to Treasure Beads, Toho offers another line of cylindrical beads called "Aiko Beads" that have been designed especially for bead weaving.

Aiko Beads are top-quality beads manufactured with dedicated, state-of-the art machinery. To honor the company's president's determination to make these the finest beads in the world, they have named these beautiful, delicate beads after Aiko, his beloved wife.

The Toho Company invested in a specialized machine that cost over half a million dollars to produce the Aiko bead. They come out totally consistent in size and shape making them a pleasure to work with.

Since they are totally consistent in shape and size, weaving with them is a delight, and the resulting woven piece has a wonderfully smooth, silken finish. Aiko Beads are available in the same colors as Treasure Beads.Perhaps you have heard of the consistency of Toho's Aiko Beads and are wondering if its really true? Well, I was skeptical too, but after handling and working with them I can tell you that it is! They are absolutely perfect! There is no culling necessary, as every bead it just as it should be. And they have nicely rounded off edges so they will not cut threads when weaving with them.

They are slightly more expensive, but the consistency and quality more than make up for the expense. Aiko's are approximately 10½/o, they are larger than 11/o but smaller than a 10/o and for that reason will not work symetrically with Delicas or Treasures. They can be intermingled for a textural look, if that is what is desired.

Toho is currently producing over 1000 colors in the Aiko line. We are building up our stock to better serve our customers, so please let us know if there are colors you would like us to carry and we will put them on the top of our order list.

The images below illustrate the difference between the Aiko Bead and other cylinder beads. The Aiko (the top or left one) is very consistent, while other cylinder beads miss the mark.

 

We offer Toho Aiko's in 5 gram tubes, to make it possible to best serve our customers.  The more you purchase, the deeper the discount. There are approximately 180 beads per gram, so about 900 beads per tube!

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 Aiko - Amethyst TL  (#110B) 
 Aiko - Amethyst TL (#110B) 

$3.69 - $5.28 
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 Aiko - Amethyst TR  (#166B) 
 Aiko - Amethyst TR (#166B) 

$3.78 - $5.40 
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 Aiko Amethyst TSL MA  (#26BF) 
 Aiko Amethyst TSL MA (#26BF) 

$3.78 - $5.40 
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 Aiko - Aqua OP MA (#43F) 
 Aiko - Aqua OP MA (#43F) 

$4.06 - $5.80 
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 Aiko - Black Diamond TSL  (#29B) 
 Aiko - Black Diamond TSL (#29B) 

$3.78 - $5.40 
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 Aiko - Black Diamond/ Bronze ICL  (#993) 
 Aiko - Black Diamond/ Bronze ICL (#993) 

$4.51 - $6.43 
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 Aiko - Blue Turpuoise OPL  (#124B) 
 Aiko - Blue Turpuoise OPL (#124B) 

$3.69 - $5.28 
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 Aiko - Bronze MR  (#83) 
 Aiko - Bronze MR (#83) 

$3.69 - $5.25 
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 Aiko - Cantaloupe ICL (#789) 
 Aiko - Cantaloupe ICL (#789) 

$3.49 - $4.99 
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 Aiko - Citrine T  (#12) 
 Aiko - Citrine T (#12) 

$3.45 - $4.93 
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 Aiko - Citrine T MA  (#12F) 
 Aiko - Citrine T MA (#12F) 

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 Aiko - Clear T MA (#1F) 
 Aiko - Clear T MA (#1F) 

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 Aiko - Clear TR  (#161) 
 Aiko - Clear TR (#161) 

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 Aiko - Clear TSL  (#21) 
 Aiko - Clear TSL (#21) 

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 Aiko Cobalt Blue OP (#48) 
 Aiko Cobalt Blue OP (#48) 

$3.45 - $4.93 
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 Aiko - Cobalt OP MA (48F) 
 Aiko - Cobalt OP MA (48F) 

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 Aiko - Copper Bronze M  (#222) 
 Aiko - Copper Bronze M (#222) 

$5.91 - $8.45 
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 Aiko - Cranberry OPL (#125) 
 Aiko - Cranberry OPL (#125) 

$3.69 - $5.23 
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 Aiko - Crystal / Caribbean Blue ICL L (#189) 
 Aiko - Crystal / Caribbean Blue ICL L (#189) 

$3.85 - $5.45 
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 Aiko - Crystal / Lavender ICL (#353) 
 Aiko - Crystal / Lavender ICL (#353) 

$4.45 - $6.35 
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 Aiko - Crystal / Light Grape ICL (#936) 
 Aiko - Crystal / Light Grape ICL (#936) 

$3.78 - $5.40 
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 Aiko - Crystal/Coral (#784) 
 Aiko - Crystal/Coral (#784) 

$4.45 - $6.35 
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 Aiko - Crystal/Teal ICL R (#782) 
 Aiko - Crystal/Teal ICL R (#782) 

$3.69 - $5.28 
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 Aiko - Dark Amethyst TSL  (#26C) 
 Aiko - Dark Amethyst TSL (#26C) 

$3.78 - $5.40 
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 Aiko - Dark Aqua OP (#43D) 
 Aiko - Dark Aqua OP (#43D) 

$3.45 - $4.93 
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 Aiko - Dark Brown OP  (#46) 
 Aiko - Dark Brown OP (#46) 

$3.45 - $4.93 
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 Aiko - Dark Brown OP MA  (#46F) 
 Aiko - Dark Brown OP MA (#46F) 

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 Aiko - Dark Garnet TSL (#25C) 
 Aiko - Dark Garnet TSL (#25C) 

$3.78 - $5.40 
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 Aiko - Dark Gold TSL (#22C) 
 Aiko - Dark Gold TSL (#22C) 

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 Aiko - Dark Green OP  (#47D) 
 Aiko - Dark Green OP (#47D) 

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 Aiko - Dark Green OPL  (#130D) 
 Aiko - Dark Green OPL (#130D) 

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 Aiko - Dark Plum TL  (#115) 
 Aiko - Dark Plum TL (#115) 

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 Aiko - Dark Red / Emerald ICL (#250) 
 Aiko - Dark Red / Emerald ICL (#250) 

$3.78 - $5.40 
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 Aiko - Dark Sapphire TR  (#87) 
 Aiko - Dark Sapphire TR (#87) 

$3.69 - $5.28 
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 Aiko - Dark Topaz T MA  (#2CF) 
 Aiko - Dark Topaz T MA (#2CF) 

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 Aiko - Darkest Caribbean Blue T (#3L) 
 Aiko - Darkest Caribbean Blue T (#3L) 

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 Aiko - Darkest Red TSL (#25D) 
 Aiko - Darkest Red TSL (#25D) 

$3.78 - $5.40 
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 Aiko - Emerald Green T MA (#939F) 
 Aiko - Emerald Green T MA (#939F) 

$4.06 - $5.80 
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 Aiko - Emerald TR (#179) 
 Aiko - Emerald TR (#179) 

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 Aiko - Forest Green OP (#47H) 
 Aiko - Forest Green OP (#47H) 

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 Aiko - Fuchsia ICL (#790) 
 Aiko - Fuchsia ICL (#790) 

$3.49 - $4.99 
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 Aiko Gold Permanent Finish  GA  (#PF557) 
 Aiko Gold Permanent Finish GA (#PF557) 

$5.16 - $8.19 
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 Aiko - Hematite M (#81) 
 Aiko - Hematite M (#81) 

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 Aiko - Hyacinth T MA (#10F) 
 Aiko - Hyacinth T MA (#10F) 

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 Aiko - Ivory Opal (#1900) 
 Aiko - Ivory Opal (#1900) 

$5.61 - $8.25 
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 Aiko - Jet Black OP (#49) 
 Aiko - Jet Black OP (#49) 

$3.45 - $4.93 
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 Aiko - Jonquil / Jet ICL R (#245) 
 Aiko - Jonquil / Jet ICL R (#245) 

$5.00 - $7.15 
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 Aiko - Kelly Green OP (#47) 
 Aiko - Kelly Green OP (#47) 

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