Topics: Bead Size Charts

Q.
I am new to beading and struggle with understanding bead sizes--especially as I look at websites like Fire Mountain and see beads I like. I haven't been able to find a good size chart to use. Can you recommend one?
- Maridee
A.
Check out these quick-and-easy size charts:
  • "Gemstone Size and Ruler Chart"
    • This chart shows the sizes and shapes of most common faceted stones. Available as a downloadable, printable PDF.
  • "Seed Bead Sizes and Hole Sizes
    • This chart lists common seed bead sizes and their equivalent size in millimeters.
  • "Cabochon Size and Shape Chart"
    • This chart shows the sizes and shapes of most common cabochons. Also works for many beads and crystals. Available as a downloadable, printable PDF.
  • "Beads Per Inch Chart"
    • This chart shows how many beads of various millimeter sizes fit into an inch.
When looking at our printed catalogs remember that all items are pictured at their actual size--unless otherwise stated. Shop with confidence that what you see is what you get!

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