How do I know what size seed beads I have?

The biggest key to understanding seed bead sizing is the concept that the smaller the number, the larger the bead. This means that a 6/0 seed bead is larger in size than a 12/0 seed bead. The 0 used in the measurement is pronounced aught and can be denoted by a slash followed by a zero or a degree mark.

What mm are size 11 seed beads?

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TYPE BEADS PER HANK BEADS SIZE (Diameter)
10/0 approx. 3,920 2.3mm (approx.)
11/0 approx. 4,000 2.1mm (approx.)
12/0 approx. 4,720 1.9mm (approx.)
13/0 approx. 4,960 1.7mm (approx.)

How big is a size 6 seed bead?

Seedbeads – Japanese seedbeads – Miyuki

Bead size (aught) Beads Per Inch Bead Size
11/0 17 2.2mm
8/0 11 3.0mm
6/0 8 3.7mm
6/0 metal bead 3mm

How do you read bead sizes?

Line up each bead as if stringing tightly. Count the number of millimeters of the 10 beads to measure. Divide this measurement by 10. This is how you determine the size of each bead using a regular ruler.

Is a size 12 beading needle smaller than a size 10?

With beading needles their sizing is gauged from 10-15, where 10 is thicker than 15 – needles with higher numbers are finer. Needle sizes are usually 10, 11, 12 (12 is usually shorter than 10s and stiffer), 13, 15 (both really fine for looping back through beads multiple times).

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How many inches is size 11 seed beads?

11/0’s contain 19 beads per inch.

What size are 2 mm beads?

2mm beads have a hole diameter of 0.6mm-0.9mm. The ideal cord or beading cable size for it would be 0.8mm or 0.024”.

What seed beads should I buy?

Japanese seed beads are pretty high quality as the beads are very consistent in size. The three major Japanese seed bead brands are Miyuki, Toho and Matsuno. Miyuki and Toho seed beads are more rounded and have large holes while Matsuno seed beads tend to look more cylindrical than the other brands.

What is the difference between Toho and Miyuki seed beads?

There is a big difference between Seed Beads from Miyuki and seed beads from Toho. Miyuki seed beads are far more indifferent than Toho beads. The seed beads of Miyuki are round, just like Toho beads, but some are a bit larger than the rest of the pack. Toho seed beads are mostly the same round seed beads.

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