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Mill Hill Magnifica to Delica Beads Conversion

Mill Hill Magnifica Glass Beads

If you’ve managed to get your hands on Magnifica beads over the past 18 months, consider yourself lucky.

These beads have been “temporarily out of production” for almost two years as of this writing (Jan 2024).

Wichelt does still intend to resume manufacturing of these beads at some point, however, the timing depends on factors out of their control.

In the mean time, what can we do?

Delica Bead Conversion

A good alternative to Mill Hill Magnifica beads are Delica Miyuki 11/0 seed beads. Like Magnifica beads, these are very uniform consistently cylindrical glass beads.

I hoarded the last stock of Magnifica beads to the best of my ability (there are a few I simply couldn’t get my hands on) and then bought the physical Delica color card (the one with REAL beads). Here is my best effort a conversion. Most of these are quite good. In a few cases I had to use the same Delica color more than once as the conversion isn’t exact. Where I wasn’t quite satisfied, you’ll see a “?” next to the delica number.

MagnificaMiyukiMagnificaMiyukiMagnificaMiyuki
10001DB005210041DB0981?10081DB0148
10002DB070410042DB076210082DB0711
10003DB001010043DB005310083DB0703
10004DB000410044DB008110084DB1168
10005DB000510045DB124610085DB0182
10006DB100210046DB008310086DB0216?
10007DB012810047DB028410087
10008DB027910048DB007010088
10009DB020110049DB124910089
10010DB113010050DB005810090
10011DB01001005110091DB0042
10012DB022L10052DB028310092DB0903
10013DB061210053DB024110093DB0244
10014DB008510054DB092110094
10015DB122210055DB070710095
10016DB028010056DB035510096DB0609
10017DB012710057DB111110097DB0633
10018DB010310058DB124910098DB0745
10019DB001210059DB092110099DB0180
10020DB061110060DB007510100DB0796
1002110061DB011110101
10022DB045810062DB071510102
10023DB013110063DB006310103DB1224
10024DB012710064DB012510104DB0919
10025DB115710065DB027410105DB0055
1002610066DB010310106DB0062
10027DB042910067DB017510107DB1107
10028DB003510068DB061210108DB1108
1002910069DB020210109
10030DB042610070DB110910110DB0455
10031DB060110071DB114010111
10032DB118410072DB090710112
10033DB011610073DB027310113DB0166
10034DB069710074DB0678?10114DB0162
10035DB031010075DB115210115DB0785
10036DB091110076DB003310116DB1578
10037DB105310077DB030110117
10038DB105410078DB106610118
10039DB105210079DB092110119DB1101
10040DB03731008010120
Mill Hill Magnifica to Miyuki Delica Beads Conversion

You can buy Miyuki Delica beads at any bead shop, including online. They are readily available and are an excellent substitute for Magnifica beads until the latter come back into production. Happy Stitching!

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