Thank you for visiting our store. I would like to explain about Asian beads and African beads.

Our size discription standard

The basic size of the beads is SIZE (diameter x length x hole mm), and the size is rounded to the nearest 0.5 mm. Due to variations, all size discriptions are of average size and are only a guide.

Size discription common to beads and pendant tops

-The unit is mm (millimeter).
・ The average value is shown, and less than 0.5 mm is rounded down.
・ Choose a hole that is larger than the code you are using.

Bead size discription

From the left Diameter x length x hole diameter Displayed in the order of
  Diameter: Maximum value in the direction perpendicular to the hole
  Length: Maximum value in the same direction as the hole

  Hole diameter: Hole diameter

Size discription of pendant top (charm)

When used as a pendant top from the left
 Width x vertical length x hole diameter Displayed in the order of
  Width: Maximum width when used as a pendant top
  Length: Maximum vertical length when used as a pendant top

  Hole diameter: Hole diameter

Precautions for using beads in Asia and Africa

As for Asian beads, especially glass beads, the glass near the holes is naturally thin, so when they are made into accessories, they may crack or chip when they collide with adjacent beads. there is. This tendency is more pronounced with elongated glass beads (barrel beads). This kind of danger is less with round shaped glass beads, but if you are using glass beads, remember that it is glass, a cushioning metal between the glass beads. Please use a design that sandwiches beads, silver beads, wood beads, etc.

Before use

Asian glass beads and lampwork glass beads may have ash-like residue left in the holes due to manufacturing methods. Although it is harmless, remove it with a brush when using it. It can be removed efficiently by using an interdental brush.

Please understand that we do not remove it at our shop to control the selling price. If you order glass beads, we will send you a brush free of charge if necessary, so please use it.

If you force the cords through the beads, the beads may break easily, so use a cord that is thinner than the hole size.

(Note) Regardless of the material, beads and cords may be discolored or decolorized by ultraviolet rays if they are discolored by moisture such as sweat or rainwater and stain clothes, or if they are used repeatedly in direct sunlight for a long time. Please note that there is a possibility

Characteristics of Asian / African beads

Asian beads, especially Indonesian beads, vary greatly in size, shape, and color due to the following circumstances. Of course, that is one of the great attractions of Asian beads, but in some cases it is better that there is no variation. We kindly ask you to understand the following points and enjoy our Asian beads. Basically, it is made by hand, there is no strict standard, and there is no concept of product number. Therefore, there are variations in size and shape within one production lot (quantity unit that can be produced at once in one production).

Furthermore, if the production lot is different (for example, the second production), not only the size and shape but also the color tone will be different.Even if they look the same at first glance, they give a completely different impression when compared between groups of dozens of pieces. However, the above differences are not treated as differences and tend to be treated as the same product.

Our Asia / Africa Beads Product Number Handling Standards

At our shop, we determine the part number of beads based on the above criteria as follows.

Basically, different part numbers are given to items with the same design but different purchase times.

If there is no difference in color tone even when compared in groups, the same part number may be given exceptionally.

Variations in size and color tone within the same design will be treated as the same product number unless it is very noticeable, and variations in size within approximately 5% will be treated as the same product number.

-Also, in exceptional cases, the size discription may have a width with the same part number, but in this case as well, we will send the same size as closely as possible.

From the above, when ordering from our customers, we willWe select and ship so that there is as little variation as possible in the number of orders placed at that time.Therefore, we recommend that you order the quantity you think you need at one time.

About selection of beads to send

When ordering from customers, our shop applies the following criteria "unless otherwise instructed" on the premise that "as much as the quantity in stock allows" when sorting beads to be sent from inventory. Doing.
(1) The image displayed on the sales floor shows the average bead of that product number.
(2) If you order one piece, we will send the one closest to our discretion.
③ If you order 2 pieces, we will send you as much as possible.
④ In the case of 3 or more, as the number increases, the possibility of irregularity increases compared to the case of 2.
⑤ If the number of stocks is small, there is a high possibility that the above standards will not be strictly observed, but if the variation exceeds our standards, we will inform you accordingly.