Size 8 beads are approximately 3mm, one of the largest sizes of seed beads. The uniform size and shape of Toho seed beads make them an excellent choice for beadwork, and stringing that requires consistent, even sizes. Toho's size 8 beads feature larger holes than other size 8 beads, making these seed beads more versatile, and allowing more layers of thread through each bead. The large holes also make Toho beads lighter, meaning you get more beads for your money when you buy by weight. Your finished jewelry and artwork will also be lighter weight.