Czech seed beads in the shape of a drop, known as teardrops or drop beads (the Japanese version of this shape is known as Magatama Beads), are produced using the same technology as PRECIOSA rocailles; unlike regular seed beads, however, they have an eccentrically placed hole. Their shape is therefore reminiscent of a drop.

Drops are produced in the three sizes of 2.9 mm, 4.6 mm and 6.1 mm (8/0, 5/0 and 2/0 in the zero series) and many surface finishing variants.


Color Card of Seed Beads

Color Card of Drops


Name / Sizes Hole Image
311 11 001, 331 11 001
2/0, 5/0, 8/0 excentric hole