What does bead size mean?

How do I know my bead size?

Beads are most commonly measured with a ruler or a caliper in millimeters (mm). To determine the size of the bead using a caliper, slide open the caliper against the bead, closing the tips to meet the size of the bead which will show an accurate measurement of the bead!

What is a size 5 bead?

Beads per Inch

Bead Size Beads per Inch Beads per 24”
4 mm 6.25 150
5 mm 5 120
6 mm 4.2 99
7 mm 3.6 86

How do you size a beaded bracelet?

Measure around the wrist at the wrist bone.

Increase the wrist measurement in the following increments to determine the bracelet size for how you want the bracelet to fit.

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

How big is a 3 0 seed bead?

Toho seed beads 3/0 rounds measure 6mm O.D., 1/4inch, or 4 beads per inch. Seed beads this size are often called, rollers, crows, ponies or E-beads.

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