# Question: What does bead size mean?

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1) The size of the bead is based on the size of the metal rods or mandrel used in forming the beads. 2) The size refers to the number of seed beads that sit end to end in a row over an inch (2.5cm) in length. Meaning, for example that there should be 10 size 10/0 or 10º seed beads in an inch.

## What is a bead size?

Seed beads are classified by a number that relates to their size, such as 6/0, 8/0, 11/0, 12/0, 13/0 and 15/0. 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.

## How do I know my bead size?

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.

## What is a size 6 bead?

6/0 seed beads measure 4mm x 3mm with a hole size of 1.3mm. There are approximately 12 beads per gram and 8 beads per inch. 6/0 seed beads are the most popular large size of seed beads produced by Miyuki. Their larger hole of 1.3mm makes them a preferred size for use in knitting and crocheting projects.

6 mm 4.2 66
7 mm 3.6 57
8 mm 3.13 50
10 mm 2.5 40

## What size beads do I need for macrame?

Barrel beads are a great option when making Macrame projects. They are usually 10mm to 12mm long with 4mm or 5mm holes. They are sometimes called “Pony Beads”. One 6mm cord can fit through a 5mm hole, making them a great choice for beaded fringe.

## What size is a pony bead?

The most common size of pony beads is 6x9mm size and has a hole that is about 4mm. These large hole craft beads will work with many types of cording and string such elastic cording, Stretch Magic stretch cord, leather, suede, gossamer stretch cord, flexible beading wire, and monofilament.

## What size is a 20 mm bead?

Czech Fire-Polished Glass Rounds
Bead Size Hole Size mm / inches Maximum Wrapping Wire Gauge
8mm 0.92mm / 0.037″ 21
10mm 1.03mm / 0.04″ 20
12mm 1.7mm / 0.069″ 15

## What size is a 6 0 bead?

Czech seed beads in size 6/0 (approximately 4.1mm) are available in a number of different color categories below. The hole diameter is approximately 1.0mm. 6/0 seed beads are one of the most popular sizes.

## What size beads for men’s bracelet?

10mm beads are the most requested size used in our handmade bead bracelets. Why? We wonder the same thing, but it seems that customers prefer this size bead more than 6mm, 8mm, or 12mm when selecting their bracelets. 10mm beads are just the right size for making a bold statement that is also quite tasteful.

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## What size is a 8 0 seed bead?

These Japanese 8/0 seed beads are known for their high quality and consistent shape. These are the largest size of the Miyuki Delica beads. They come packaged in a 2.5 inch tube containing 8 grams. Each bead measures 2.5mm by 2.5mm with a 1.5mm hole.

## What size is 12 0 seed bead?

Seed BeadS Guide To Size Conversion

Seed Beads 10/0 or 10º 2.0 mm 16
Seed Beads 11/0 or 11º 1.8 mm 19
Seed Beads 12/0 or 12º 1.7 mm 20
Seed Beads 13/0 or 13º 1.5 mm 27

11/0 17 2.2mm
8/0 11 3.0mm
6/0 8 3.7mm

## What size beads for hair?

Tools Needed. As stated above, you will require big hole hair beads that will fit your braid, likely ranging from 5mm to 8mm.

## What size beads for rings?

3 or 4 x focal beads (3mm or 4mm) – we’ve used crystal bicones for this tutorial but you could also use round glass pearls or faceted glass beads. Selection of size 11/0 seed beads in a contrasting color.

## How do you size a beaded bracelet?

Measure around the wrist at the wrist bone. Choose a place where you would normally wear a bracelet.

How to Measure for Bracelet Size

1. Add 1/4 to 1/2 inch for a snug fit.
2. Add 3/4 to 1 inch for a comfortable fit.