I really like the new Duracoat Galvanized beads that Miyuki has been making. I wish they were a bit less expensive, but a little will go a long way, so to speak as they stand out vibrantly against fiber and enhance knitted pieces most beautifully.
To give a bit of background: galvanized beads have a finish which generally speaking make them look like they have been dipped in a metallic bath. Up to now, we've avoided bringing these beads into Earth Faire as the finish tended to flake off if abraded or washed or subjected to sweat and we thought that between bracelets and shawls and lovely projects in between, how could we possible tell you to avoid those.
However, Miyuki has recently come out with a finish they call duracoat. And what this basically means is that this galvanization will stay looking lovely.
I really like them as they stand out and glow in a most wonderful manner and make just about any piece look that much more stunning.
This page has size 6/0 beads in the Duracoat Galvanized Light Cranberry and again it is a colorway that is pretty close to another we offer, the Duracoat Galvanized Magenta. The Light Cranberry has a bit less blue to it than the Magenta and an overall brighter color.
If you have any question especially as far as how it looks with a particular yarn, just email.
We offer here a smaller 20 gram container (figure about 12 beads per gram in this size; so this container has roughly 240 beads) for your knitting pleasure!