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TOHO BEADS ADVANCED DESIGNERS
Certified by the Japan Seed Beads Association, Advanced Designers represent a variety of artistic beading styles. Each artwork is meticulously created by talented designers who utilize TOHO Beads to create unique pieces.

We would like to honor artists who have made significant contributions to the art of beading and continue to inspire others with their passion.

MEET THE DESIGNERS
Discover how these artists turn their love for beading to success stories.


Emi Yamada

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Hiroe Takagi

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Kimie Suto

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Featured pieces by TOHO BEADS ADVANCED DESIGNERS

~Take a journey with our top designers and explore their inspirational beadwork~

Theme of Year 2020: JAPAN BLUE
To commemorate the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, advanced designers created jewelry to celebrate the color “Japan Blue.” The origin of Japan Blue comes from the deep blue color of Japanese Aizome (indigo dyeing). Discover how these designers honor Japan Blue with various finishes and colors of Toho Beads.
Emi YamadaDesigner: Emi Yamada
Materials of TOHO Beads:
Round 11/0, Demi Round 8/0,Bugle 3mm
Techniques:
Embroidery
Hiroe Takagi
Designer: Hiroe Takagi
Materials of TOHO Beads:
Round 11/0, Round 9/0,Round 8/0, Magatama 4mm,Magatama 3mm
Techniques:
Embroidery, Kumihimo
Kimie Suto
Designer: Kimie Suto
Materials of Toho Beads:
Round 11/0
Techniques:
Peyote Stitch


Theme of Year 2019: TOHO Aiko Precision Cylinder Beads
Aiko Beads are manufactured with the highest standard of quality. They are perfectly consistent in size and shape, are enjoyable to work with, and give your beadwork a wonderfully smooth and silken finish.
Emi YamadaDesigner: Emi Yamada
Materials of TOHO Beads:
Aiko, 3-Cut, Round 8/0, Round 11/0
Techniques:
Embroidery, Tubular Peyote Stitch
Hiroe Takagi
Designer: Hiroe Takagi
Materials of TOHO Beads:
Aiko, Round 11/0
Techniques:
Embroidery, Kumihimo
Kimie Suto
Designer: Kimie Suto
Materials of Toho Beads:
Aiko, Demi Round 8/0
Techniques:
Peyote Stitch