Bead size chart

11/0 – 2.1mm – 0.083 inch. a standard used in brick and peyote stitch projects. 10/0 – 2.3mm – 0.090 inch. 9/0 – 2.6mm – 0.102 inch. sizes below are larger general use beads many come in specialty shapes large easy to work with holes. and blend well with larger beads in jewelry making. 8/0 – 3.0mm – 0.118 inch.

There are a few other ways to measure bead sizes as well, including: Use a downloadable bead size chart for reference. Purchase a bead size reference card or this mm/stone gauge bead sizer. Estimate using the everyday household items we mentioned at the beginning of the guide; pennies, nickels, etc.

For standard beads, the number denoted in mm is the bead size (also diameter or the through hole length). For seed beads, a larger number is a smaller bead. Sometimes beads of the same size but different brands will have small differences in dimensions and still fall in the same size category.

Bead size chart

Bead sizes compared

Beads per Inch Bead Size Beads per Inch Beads per 16” Beads per 24” 7 mm 3.6 57 86 8 mm 3.13 50 75 10 mm 2.5 40 60 12 mm 2.1 33 50 5 more rows …

If you stack two pennies together, you can estimate how big a 3 mm sized bead is or use a stack of four to estimate the size of a 6 mm bead. If you are out of pennies, nickels are another good reference. Nickels, at 1.95 mm thick, are just shy of 2 mm.

Remember there are two scales: the mm scale for standard beads, and the Aught size for seed beads. For standard beads, the number denoted in mm is the bead size (also diameter or the through hole length). For seed beads, a larger number is a smaller bead.

Bead sizes compared