Miyuki Beads can be very fragile as they are made of thin glass with all kinds of coating. Below you can find a list of aspects like sun light, water and more. Keep the beads away from these sorts of aspects to prevent damage.
In the list below there are a few aspect whether a bead can ‘resist’ the element or not. Some beads are more breakable then others as there coating is much thinner, transparent and such. If you want to know where your bracelet is made of and what kind of beads are in the bracelet, just send me a message.
List of resistance
In the overview below there are some terms which correspond to the table.
A: Can resist sun light
B: Can resist clothing and skin
C: Can’t resist heat from dry tumbling, blow dryers and such
0: No problems over time
-: Possibility on colorization but depends on the skin type of the person
X: Needs high maintenance
Table of beads
|Transparent||Crystal or colored transparent.||0||0||0|
|Opaque||Black,Chalk-White or colored opaque.||0||0||0|
|Silverline||Silverplated into the hole of beads.||Silverline||–||–||–|
|Rainbow coating.||Transparent rainbow||0||0||0|
|Inside color rainbow||–||0||X|
|Luster||Luster coating.||Transparent luster||0||0||0|
|Metallic||Iris coating or bronzed luster glazed.||Gunmetal||0||0||0|
|Gold Luster||Gold luster glazed.||X||–||–|
|Ceylon||Luster coating or inside coloring of opalescent beads.||0||0||0|
|Inside Color||Dyed color inside the hole of beads.||Inside color||–||0||X|
|Dyed Color||Dyed color on the surface of beads.||–||X||X|
|Galvanize||Silverplating on the surface of beads.||–||X||X|
|Duracoat||Durable Coating||Duracoat Galvanized||–||–||–|
|Duracoat Silverline Dyed||–||–||–|
|Duracoat Opaqeue Dyed||–||–||–|
|Silk||Silk White color with Satin finish.||0||0||0|
|Special Plating||Special Plated beads as 24KT, Palladium, Nickel, etc.||0||–||0|
|Special Finish||Silverline Glazed Beads||–||–||–|
|Special Coating||Czech Coating||Mrea, Magic Orchid etc..||–||–||–|
Want to know which beads are in your bracelet? Just ask me and I will send the list over. Please keep in mind that you always, no matter what beads are used, need to handle the bracelet with care. This way you avoid damage to it and colorization over time.
List of beads
I have over 150 beads in stock. Most of them are on this page. If you need a special color, just send me a message and I will look for it. I can also order it if you like, that is no problem at all.