A new size and shape to our favorite type of beads!
First of all I want to apologize for any confusion with the names of these. Taken from a Japanese word that means something like "seed shaped like a mango", when we first saw these and fell in love, the spelling was mEgatamas. Since then it seems the standard spelling in English has veered strongly to mAgatama. And that is how most people now look for them. We are going to be gradually switching over and using both spellings for a while.
In the meantime, let me introduce our new Long Magatamas -- a 4x7 mm size that to me looks far more like a grain of rice than a mango seed for sure. You can see them in more detail in the photo at the bottom of the page.
A delightful bead -- this should look superb as an edging.
This web page shows the Noir Lined Crystal AB long magatamas -- notice that the black lining is only around the off-center hole and the bead itself has the rainbow hues of the AB finish.
We have these colors in size 6/0 and 8/0 beads -- could be interesting together.
These are packaged in containers of about 20 grams, and with that roughly 9 or 10 beads per gram.