Seed Bead Size Chart

Rocaille Seed Bead Chart

Size Size in millimeters Hole Size Beads per hank Hanks per kilo Diagram
15/0

1.5mm

0.40mm

5300 48 hanks
14/0 1.6mm 0.40mm 5100 44 hanks
13/0 1.7mm 0.50mm 4960 36 hanks
12/0 1.9mm 0.60mm 4720 28 hanks
11/0 2.1mm 0.70mm 4000 24 hanks
10/0 2.3mm 0.80mm 3920 20 hanks
08/0 3.1mm 0.90mm 2960 12 hanks

True Cut and Charlotte Seed Bead Size Chart

Size Size in millimeters Hole Size Beads per hank Hanks per kilo Diagram
15/0 1.5mm 0.40mm 5300 60 hanks
13/0 1.7mm 0.50mm 3000 72 hanks
11/0 2.1mm 0.70mm 4000 26 hanks
10/0 2.3mm 0.80mm 3920 22 hanks
08/0 3.1mm 0.90mm 246 beads per strand 144 strands

Large Seed Beads Size Chart

Size Size in millimeters Hole Size Beads per string Strands per kilo Diagram
06/0 4mm 1.10mm 180 72 strands
04/0 5mm 1.30mm 155 64 strands
03/0 5.5mm 1.40mm 125 36 strands
02/0 6mm 1.60mm 120 38 strands
01/0 6.5mm 2.00mm 105 30 strands
31/0 7mm 2.10mm 90 26 strands
32/0 7.5mm 2.20mm 85 22 strands
33/0 9mm 2.50mm 80

18 strands

Drop Seed Beads

Size Size in millimeters Hole Size Beads per string Strands per kilo Diagram
08/0 drop (44SB) ** 3.1mm 0.90mm 394 96 strands
05/0 drop (47SB) ** 4.5mm 1.20mm 224 44 strands
02/0 drop (49SB) ** 6mm 1.60mm 180 24 strands
Specialty Seed Beads
Bead Type Size in millimeters Hole Size Beads per string Strands per kilo Diagram
Twins 2.5x5mm 0.70mm N/A N/A
Solo 2.5x5mm 0.70mm N/A N/A
Farfalle 2x4mm 0.80mm N/A N/A
Farfalle 3.2x6.5mm 0.90mm N/A 48
Square 3.4x3.4mm 0.80mm N/A 8

Bugle Beads Size Chart

Size Size in millimeters Hole Size Beads per hank Hanks per kilo Diagram
Size 2 bugles 1.9x4.5mm 0.70mm 1160 20
Size 3 bugles 2.1x07mm 0.70mm 860 20
Size 5 bugles 2.1x12mm 0.70mm 460 20
Size Size in millimeters Hole Size

Beads per gram

Beads per kilo Diagram
Size 20 bugles 2x20mm 0.70mm 5 5000
Size 30 bugles 2x30mm 0.70mm 3 3000

Japanese Seed Beads Size Chart

Bead Type Size in millimeters Hole Size Beads per gram Beads per kilo Diagram
Delica (11/0) 1.6x1.3mm 0.8mm 190  
Delica (08/0) 3mm 1.5mm 30  
Delica (10/0) 2.2mm 1mm 108  
Delica (15/0) 1.3mm 0.65mm 350  
Berry 2.5x4.5mm N/A N/A N/A Miyuki Berry Seed Beads
Cube 4x4mm 1.4mm N/A N/A Cube
Hex 8/0 3mm 1.1mm 48 N/A Hex 8/0
Hex 11/0 2mm 0.80mm 48 N/A

Half Tila 5x2.3mm 0.8mm

N/A

N/A
Tila 5x5mm .75mm N/A N/A
Magatama 4mm 1.3mm N/A N/A
Toho Treasure 1.6mm   190 N/A  

**Drop seed beads are rocailles that have an offset hole and are thicker on one side than the other. Great at the end of fringes!

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