Posts filed under ‘Seed Beads’

How Many Beads Are In That Tube?

So…your directions say, “approximately 1500 size 11 seed beads.” But your bead store sells them by the tube, and can’t tell you how many are in the there – what now? This handy dandy list will help you find the right number of beads.

In a 6″ tube:
Size 8/0 – approximately 1120
Size 6/0 – approximately 315
Size 11/0 – approximately 3080
Size 10/0 Twisted Hex Cut – approximately 2319
#1 Bugles – approximately 2500
#2 Bugles – approximately 1000
10/0 Triangles – approximately 1680
8/0 Triangles – approximately 1100
5/0 Triangles – approximately 390
11/0 triangles – apprx 29.5 grams (about 2105 beads)
8/0 triangles – apprx 28.0 grams (about 714 beads)
4mm Cubes – approximately 336
3mm Cubes – approximately 440
Magatamas – approximately 308
Mini Fringe Drops – approximately 560

3 inch tube:
15/0 approximately 3500

10 Gram Tube:
11/0 Delicas – approximately 1900 delica beads in a 10 gram tube.

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October 8, 2008 at 5:15 pm 2 comments

What’s an “E Bead?”

Larger seed beads, such as 6/os and 5/os are often referred to as “E” Beads. An E Bead is approximately 4mm in size.

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March 31, 2008 at 4:48 pm Leave a comment

A little about Czech seed beads…and a size chart

Czech seed beads, while often not as uniform as Japanese seed beads, are still beautiful and useful. I have found wonderful hanks of them at yard sales and thrift stores! Remember that there was a time that Czech seed beads were about all you could get – Miyuki wasn’t even around! During the various times in bead history when making bead flowers were all the rage, Czech seed beads were what you would use. Generally speaking, they were opaque, with rich, bright colors. Should you use Czech seed beads, here is a handy chart.

size 11/0 = 2mm (.08″)

size 10/0 = 3mm (.12″)

size 8/0 = 4mm (.16″)

size 6/0 = 5mm (.2″)

size 4/0 = 6mm (.24″)

size 2/0 = 7mm (.28″)

Czech Seed Beads

January 20, 2008 at 6:29 pm 2 comments


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