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 Bead Hole Sizes 

Czech Round Beads
Bead
Hole Size (mm)
Hole Size (inches)
Max. Size Metal Wire to Use
4mm
1.03
0.04
18GA
6mm
1.05
0.04
18GA
8mm
1.05
0.045
18GA
10mm
1.31
0.051
18GA
Hemalyke
Bead
Hole Size (mm)
Hole Size (inches)
Max. Size Metal Wire to Use
2mm
0.92
0.036
20GA
3mm
0.92
0.036
20GA
4mm
0.92
0.036
20GA
6mm
0.92
0.036
20GA
8mm
0.92
0.036
20GA
10mm
1.03
0.04
18GA
12mm
1.31
0.051
16GA
shapes
0.92
0.036
20GA
Fire-Polish
Bead
Hole Size (mm)
Hole Size (inches)
Max. Size Metal Wire to Use
3mm
0.92
0.036
20GA
4mm
0.92
0.036
20GA
6mm
0.92
0.036
20GA
8mm
0.92
0.036
20GA
10mm
1.03
0.04
18GA
12mm
1.7
0.067
14GA
Seed Beads
Bead
Hole Size (mm)
Hole Size (inches)
Max. Size Metal Wire to Use
Delica 11/0
0.64
0.025
22GA
Hex-2 Cut 11/0
0.65
0.025
22GA
Dyna-Mites™ 11/0
0.64
0.025
22GA
Czech 11/0
1.0
0.039
18GA
Rocaille 15/0
0.5
0.02
24GA
8/0
1.2
0.047
18GA
6/0
1.7
0.067
14GA
Bugle
0.82
0.032
21GA
Fringe
0.82
0.032
21GA
Square
1.5
0.059
16GA
Triangle
1.6
0.062
16GA
Bone Beads
Bead
Hole Size (mm)
Hole Size (inches)
Max. Size Metal Wire to Use
3mm
1.03
0.04
18GA
6mm
1.31
0.051
16GA
8mm
1.31
0.051
16GA
10mm
1.31
0.051
16GA
components
1.03
0.04
18GA
Pearls
Bead
Hole Size (mm)
Hole Size (inches)
Max. Size Metal Wire to Use
Natural
0.50-0.75
0.020-0.030
22GA-24GA
Glass
1.0
0.039
18GA
Swarovski® Crystal Pearls
0.9
0.035
20GA
Cane Glass
Bead
Hole Size (mm)
Hole Size (inches)
Max. Size Metal Wire to Use
All Cane Glass
0.75-3.4
0.030-0.134
14GA-22GA
Miracle Beads
Bead
Hole Size (mm)
Hole Size (inches)
Max. Size Metal Wire to Use
4mm
1.31
0.051
16GA
6mm
1.64
0.064
16GA
8mm
1.64
0.064
14GA
Wonder Beads
Bead
Hole Size (mm)
Hole Size (inches)
Max. Size Metal Wire to Use
4mm
1.0
0.039
18GA
6mm
1.0
0.039
18GA
8mm
1.0
0.039
18GA
4x4mm
1.0
0.039
18GA
5x5mm
1.0
0.039
18GA
4x7mm
1.0
0.039
18GA
Swarovski® Crystal - Bicones
Bead
Hole Size (mm)
Hole Size (inches)
Max. Size Metal Wire to Use
3mm
0.90
0.035
22GA
4mm
0.60
0.022
22GA
6mm
0.80
0.030
21GA
8mm
1.00
0.038
20GA
10mm
1.40
0.055
18GA
Swarovski® Crystal - Rounds
Bead
Hole Size (mm)
Hole Size (inches)
Max. Size Metal Wire to Use
4mm
0.5
0.020
24GA
6mm
0.6
0.022
22GA
8mm
0.8
0.030
21GA
10mm
1.5
0.059
16GA
12mm
2.0
0.079
14GA
14mm
1.25
0.049
18GA


*Note: Bead hole sizes listed are approximate and may vary.




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