Tila beads are flat, square glass beads manufactured by the Miyuki company in Japan. Unlike regular seed beads, Tilas have two parallel holes.
Here's a list of reputable online suppliers who carry Tilas in a variety of colors and finishes. If you'd like to suggest another supplier for the list, please contact me.
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- Bello Modo carries some lovely colors. (Be sure to sign up for their newsletter if you'd like to receive notices about their regular sales.)
- Whimbeads.com carries a nice selection of colors and offers an assortable quantity discount.
- Artbeads.com also has a nice selection, although quite a few were out of stock when I compiled this list. Artbeads is an American company with reasonable worldwide shipping rates.
- Caravan Beads has an enormous selection of Tilas. You may want to check here first if you're looking for harder to find colors.
- Beadaholique carries some popular colors.
- Cranberry is an Australian supplier that carries Tilas and many other interesting beads. This supplier has been recommended by Australian beaders in our forum.
- GJ Beads in the UK carries quite a few Tilas.
Tip: Tila beads are not inexpensive. I encourage you to shop around for the best prices, and keep an eye out for sales. Follow About.com Beadwork on Facebook for sale alerts from the suppliers I use most often.