Size 10 Delicas – 10g Packs


  • Size 10 Delicas are sold in 10g packs here.
  • Please select your colour choice(s) from the drop-down menu below.
  • You can view all colours in the photo gallery: each image is labelled with its colour code.
  • For more information, please read the full product description below.
  • If any colours are showing up out of stock, just send me an email – I may have some I can send you.

Earn up to 25 Free Beads.

Add to Wishlist
Add to Wishlist



Size 10 Delicas are less common than their size 11 counterparts, but I find them lovely beads to use. If you are already familiar with my patterns, then you will know that I have several designs that use these beads. The size 10 Delicas also featured in my Sweet Treats book designs.

Free Samples

We have all come across that same problem. You see a bead colour on your screen and think it looks great. So, you order the beads. Then, your pack arrives and the colour is totally different from what you were expecting. You even wonder if the shop just packed the wrong beads by accident…!

The fact is, between camera settings, lighting and different computer screens, it is very hard to convey the true colour of beads in an online setting. So, if you are trying to colour match and you’re not sure what will work, you can order a sample.

I will send you a string of ten beads (enough to check the colour). Your sample also includes a discount code. So, if you come back here and buy some beads from me, use the discount code, then the cost of your free sample will be refunded against your order.

Terms and Conditions

You can redeem your coupon against any beads, so it does not have to be the same as your sample. For example, if you ordered a sample of pearls, but decided they weren’t right. You could still come back and redeem your sample coupon as you buy some seed beads.

The coupon has no expiry date, but you can only use it once. If you have multiple coupons, you can use them all, but you must add each coupon code separately in your basket.

Coupons cannot be used to get a refund against a pattern or kit.

Information about Size 10 Delicas

These beads are really uniform in size, as you would expect from Cylinder beads. I love them because they are slightly larger than size 11, so this makes them easier to see as you work. However, they still create projects that are elegant. If you are unsure about what bead sizes mean, then check out this blog post. Maybe you are used to working with ordinary seed beads, in which case, think of size 10 Delicas as slightly smaller than your size 8s.

I am selling these beads in packs of about 10g. There are about 52 beads per gram – or so I am told! Therefore, that means you are getting around 520 beads. But, I haven’t counted them! Although all my packs are weighed to try and ensure accuracy. If you are working from a pattern, you will probably see the bead quantity listed in grams, so this will help you decide how many you need.

As you will see, I have a limited range of colours, but hopefully it covers the basics. Miyuki (the manufacturer) does make size 10 Delicas in a huge range, so if there is a colour you want, but which I don’t stock, do feel free to email me and ask.


This leads me neatly onto the subject of colours. I have photographed all these beads in natural light. Furthermore, I shoot in close up so you can really see the colour accurately. Having said this, if you already have some experience with beading, you will know how tricky colours can be. For one thing, they look different individually to how they might appear in a bag of beads. I personally think the ‘individual’ colour is more accurate because you will be stitching them individually.

So, browse through the gallery images and select the colours you like. Each image is labelled with its colour code, so you can choose the ones you want from the menu. Delicas all have a universal labelling system. The DBM stands for Delica Bead Medium, so this tells you it is a size 10. The number gives the colour. Some retailers use the 4 digit numbering system, while some leave out the initial zeros (eg 0044 versus 44). The colour will be the same though.

In addition to the number system, I have tried to give you a description of the colour. However, this is not going to be consistent with other retailer’s descriptions. So this means you should go by the colour code and view the description as additional help only.

If you would like a bit more detail about how bead colours and finishes vary and how they work together, then read this blog.

Project Inspiration

If you fancy giving the size 10 delicas a try, then I have lots of projects to inspire you. I have included a few links below to give you a taste. Or, follow this link to find all the projects and books that feature these beads.

Additional information

Weight 0.015 kg
Dimensions 8 × 8 × 1 cm
Size 10 Delica Colour

DBM0010 Black, DBM0041 Silver Lined Crystal, DBM0042 Silver Lined Gold, DBM0043 Silver Lined Red Orange, DBM0051 Crystal AB, DBM0055 Clear Lined Pale Pink, DBM0056 Transparent Purple AB, DBM0058 Clear Lined Cobalt Blue, DBM0145 Silver Lined Yellow, DBM0150 Silver Lined Chocolate, DBM0152 Transparent Green AB, DBM0157 Ceylon Cream AB, DBM0160 Yellow, DBM0164 Turquoise Opaque, DBM0165 Royal Blue AB, DBM0166 Opaque Turquoise AB, DBM0172 Transparent Red AB, DBM0174 Transparent Chartreuse AB, DBM0176 Transparent Pale Turquoise, DBM0201 Ceylon White, DBM0233 Honey, DBM0237 Ceylon Mint Green, DBM0249 Ceylon Mauve, DBM0287 Lined Dark Amber, DBM0310 Black Matt, DBM0362 Matte Red AB, DBM0715 Transparent Root Beer, DBM0852 Topaz AB Matt, DBM0877 Emerald Green Matt, DBM0903 Transparent Celery Lined, DBM0914 Dark Pink Lined Crystal, DBM2262 Opaque Yellow Picasso

Pack Size

Free Sample, Full Pack

You may also like…