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Bead Size Chart

You can use this chart to convert seed bead (aught) sizes to mm, inches, and feet. You can also use it to convert Swarovski SS and PP sizes to mm and inches. It's useful for approximating things like how many beads you might need to make a 30" necklace.  It's important to understand that bead sizes vary, even from bead to bead, especially older ones. Also, all numbers are rounded off. So, the numbers will never be exact. A good rule of thumb might be to add 10% to be on the safe side. For example, if the chart says you need 100 beads for a one foot necklace, 110 should cover it.

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BEAD SIZING CHART

MM   Inches      Beads          Beads    Seed Bead   Swarovski Sizes
                          Per Foot      Per Inch       Sizes             SS        PP                                          

1.0       0.04          305               25             20/0               0          3

1.1       0.04          277               23             18/0               1          4

1.2       0.05          254               21             17/0               2          5

1.4       0.05          218               18             16/0               2          6

1.5       0.06          203               17             15/0               4          9

1.6       0.06          191               16             14/0               4         10

1.7       0.07          179               15             13/0               5         11

1.9       0.08          160               13             12/0               6         13

2.1       0.08          145               12             11/0               7         15

2.3       0.09          133               11             10/0               8         17

2.7       0.11          113                9               9/0               10        21

3.1       0.12           98                 8               8/0               12        24

3.4       0.13           90                 8               7/0               14        27

4.0       0.16           76                 6               6/0               17        32

4.5       0.18           68                 6               5/0               19         -

5.0       0.20           61                 5               4/0               22         -

5.5       0.22           55                 5               3/0               25         -

6.0       0.24           51                 4               2/0               28         -

6.5       0.26           47                 4               1/0               31         -

7.0       0.28           44                 4                31               33         -

7.5       0.30           41                 3                32               36         -

9.0       0.35           34                 3                33               42         -

9.5       0.37           32                 3                34               43         -

10.0     0.38           30                 3                 -                 45         -

11.0     0.43           28                 2                 -                 48         -

12.0     0.47           25                 2                 -                   -          -

13.0     0.51           23                 2                 -                 55         -

14.0     0.55           22                 2                 -                  -           -

15.0     0.59           20                 2                 -                  -           -

16.0     0.63           19                 2                 -                  -           -

17.0     0.67           18                 2                 -                  -           -

18.0     0.71           17                 1                 -                 75         -

19.0     0.75           16                 1                 -                  -           -

20.0     0.78           15                 1                 -                  -           -

21.0     0.83           15                 1                 -                  -           -

22.0     0.87           14                 1                 -                  -           -

23.0     0.91           13                 1                 -                  -           -

24.0     0.94           13                 1                 -                  -           -

25.0     0.98           12                 1                 -                  -           -

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