Hand-crafted ‟Urbane Resort” themed collections feature exquisite textures, patterns, and colors echoing beautiful, exotic places around the world. We create a unique chic paradise and translate it into wearable art that is fashionable for every day.
We are obsessed with the small details. We handpick rare gemstones from all over the world, and the designer and our artisans incorporate high quality Japanese cylinder seed beads to create pieces with patterns and colors like no other. Each hand-crafted piece has its own story to tell, and a wondrous place to take you.
MIYUKI (Delica) beads
The Japanese are known for producing the finest quality seed beads because they are the most uniform. There are three major factories in Japan that produce glass beads: Miyuki, Toho and Matsuno.
Miyuki’s cylinder bead, known as a Delica bead, is tubeshaped and extremely consistent in size — without the rounded, bulging sides common to seed beads. When woven they fit together beautifully. Delicas have large holes for their size (which accommodates multiple passes of thread), they require little culling, and they come in a huge variety of colors. A finished project using Delicas would weigh less than a comparable seed bead project, since the walls of the Delicas are very thin.