seed bead | ˈsēd bēd
Mass produced tiny glass or plastic beads made by slicing tubes into tiny evenly spaced pieces
Seed beads are oblong in shape rather than round and flat on the ends. Seed beads can be strung together to make a necklace or bracelet, but are commonly used as spacers for larger beads. They can also be strung on a loom to make beaded bands, belts, and curtains.