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3-hole Czech Glass Ava beads and 3-hole Czech Glass Cali Beads

Short time ago we were adding 3-hole Arcos par Puca beads and 3-hole Beam beads to our stock wondering if any more of 3-hole bead shapes could be coming in the future. We didn’t have to wait long. Our newest additions are 3-hole Ava beads and 3-hole Cali beads which expanded our 3-hole glass bead category to four uniquely shaped beads.


3-hole Czech Glass AVA beads have a unique “V” shape. One hole is placed at the base of the “V” and the other two go through the two arms of the bead. Ava beads are hand-pressed glass beads. They measure 10×4 mm and are about 3 mm thick. They have large holes, which will easily accommodate multiple passes of stringing material.


Cali beads are marquise-shaped with three evenly spaced parallel holes placed about 2 mm apart. Their marquise, or navette shape allows for creating curvatures and tapered edges in beaded designs. You can use them in elaborated bead weaving as well as in simple stringing projects as spacers.

Designs with Cali and Ava beads:



Pretty New Czech Rizo Beads


We’ve just received the latest shipment of the much anticipated new bead shape called Rizo and thought we’d formally introduce this beautiful new shape into the Eureka Crystal Beads family!

Rizo beads were developed by and for bead weavers based on the need for a small bead that would fill the gap between a drop and a dagger.


Blue Turquoise AB Rizo Beads

Our Rizo beads measure 6×2.5mm and are a beautiful grain-of-rice shape that will add dimension and interest to all your beading projects.

They are a very versatile bead, useful in bead-weaving, stringing, dimensional projects and even chain maille. The size of the hole is the same as for 11/0 seed beads.


Czech glass rizo beads

They pair beautifully with Czech glass Spikes and Daggers as well as SuperDuos and make a wonderful bead fringe because they are top drilled.

What are Rulla Beads?

Rulla Beads are a new shape of Czech glass seed beads.


Rulla beads are 5x3mm and barrel shaped. These beads also have two holes measuring approximately 0.7mm each.

Rulla Profile

Rulla beads are made by the same manufacturer as SuperDuo seed beads so they are available in matching colors.

These beads are very pretty and versatile and will give you so many design options once you start using them.


These beautiful earrings by Jane Cruz are an example of the versatility of Rulla beads. For her free instructions take a look here.

Here at Eureka, we strive to carry the most unique and beautiful colors and finishes of Rulla beads such as opaque colors, Picasso and metallic finishes. Stay tuned while we expand our selection in the coming weeks.