I looked up a Toho color chart online and, sure enough, they make this color in the regular 15/0, 11/0 and 8/0 seed beads! Now I needed to find a shop that had that color for sale in all three sizes. So far I've only found them in one place - Simply Beads - and they do have them in all three sizes, HERE, HERE and HERE. The color is called "Metallic Bronze Antique Gold" and the color number is Toho #225. Although the beads weren't on sale, they were much cheaper than what I'd pay at the local bead shop for the same quantity. A large tube would cost at least $15 at the local shop and I'd also have to pay sales tax there. I paid about $8.00 per tube at Simply Beads.
|METALLIC BRONZE ANTIQUE GOLD|
|Metallic Bronze Antique Gold Takumi Beads|
I wanted to get free shipping on my order so I needed to spend at least $50 at Simply Beads. It was very convenient of them to also carry some of the Toho "hybrid" seed bead colors that most other online shops are always out of and some I'd never seen before. I didn't buy them, but they also have seed beads with the new "metallic suede" finish to go with the druks, SuperDuos and fire polished beads, etc. that come in those colors. These are the colors that I got:
Hybrid Opaque Luster Green Picasso #Y182
Hybrid Luster Gold Smoky Topaz Rose and Green #Y185
Hybrid Moon Dust #Y369
Hybrid Rosy Mauve Gold Topaz Satin Luster #Y508F
I'm very happy to have found the "Metallic Bronze Antique Gold" beads and I'm still holding out hope that Miyuki will eventually come out with one of my other favorite bead colors: Metallic Chocolate #461. At this time, it's only available in size 11/0.