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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 Gun Metal  M  (#90) 
 Aiko Amethyst Gun Metal M (#90) 

$4.34 - $6.20 
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 Aiko Amethyst TL  (#110B) 
 Aiko Amethyst TL (#110B) 

$3.69 - $5.28 
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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) 

$3.45 - $4.93 
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 Aiko Clear T MA (#1F) 
 Aiko Clear T MA (#1F) 

$3.45 - $4.93 
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 Aiko Clear TR  (#161) 
 Aiko Clear TR (#161) 

$3.69 - $5.28 
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 Aiko Clear TSL  (#21) 
 Aiko Clear TSL (#21) 

$3.78 - $5.40 
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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) 

$3.45 - $4.93 
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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 / Coral (#784) 
 Aiko Crystal / Coral (#784) 

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

$3.69 - $5.28 
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 Aiko Dark Brown OP MA  (#46F) 
 Aiko Dark Brown OP MA (#46F) 

$3.45 - $4.93 
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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 Darkest Caribbean Blue T (#3L) 
 Aiko Darkest Caribbean Blue T (#3L) 

$3.45 - $4.93 
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 Aiko Darkest Red TSL (#25D) 
 Aiko Darkest Red TSL (#25D) 

$3.78 - $5.40 
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 Aiko Dk Amethyst TSL  (#26C) 
 Aiko Dk Amethyst TSL (#26C) 

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

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

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

$3.45 - $4.93 
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 Aiko Dk Garnet TSL (#25C) 
 Aiko Dk Garnet TSL (#25C) 

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

$3.78 - $5.40 
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 Aiko Dk Green OP  (#47D) 
 Aiko Dk Green OP (#47D) 

$3.45 - $4.93 
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 Aiko Dk Green OPL  (#130D) 
 Aiko Dk Green OPL (#130D) 

$3.69 - $5.28 
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 Aiko Dk Plum TL  (#115) 
 Aiko Dk Plum TL (#115) 

$3.69 - $5.28 
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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) 

$3.69 - $5.28 
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 Aiko Forest Green OP (#47H) 
 Aiko Forest Green OP (#47H) 

$3.45 - $4.93 
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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) 

$3.69 - $5.28 
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 Aiko Hyacinth T MA (#10F) 
 Aiko Hyacinth T MA (#10F) 

$3.45 - $4.93 
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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) 

$3.45 - $4.93 
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 Aiko Kelly Green OP MA (#47F) 
 Aiko Kelly Green OP MA (#47F) 

$3.45 - $4.93 
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 Aiko Kelly Green T MA  (#7F) 
 Aiko Kelly Green T MA (#7F) 

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