Throughout history, beads have been enchanting people from
both Eastern and Western cultures. These cultures heralded
beads as valuable treasure and currency, as adornments for
holy ceremonies and rituals, and as beautiful accessories.
Artisans made beads in various shapes and sizes out of rare
stones, shells, horns, wood, metals, resins, and even bone.
Glass however became an especially prized material for bead
making due to its shimmering and glistening qualities. Even
today, both world-famous designers and everyday bead enthusiasts
incorporate glass beads into their fashion creations.
Japanese production of glass seed beads began at the beginning
of the Showa Period (1940s). In 1949, Miyuki was founded
in Hiroshima, and quickly became a renowned glass seed bead
manufacturer. Since then, we at MIYUKI have continued to
strive for increased quality and improved artistry through
innovation and state of the art technology. Our highly respected
name, excellent reputation, and the introduction of fantastic
new products like Delica Beads are all testimonies to our
dedication to beads and to bead lovers.
Beauty, our eternal wish, is something that has been valued
in every culture since ancient times. It has the power to
create dreams and to inspire. We are all searching for beauty
and inspiration. While we are continuing our pursuit, we
look forward to helping you in yours by offering the finest
Please enjoy this site and our beads; become inspired!