Charts and Reference Resources

Which size thread should I use with these beads? What type of glue will work best for my design? How many seed beads are in an ounce? Get answers to these questions and hundreds more with our reference and chart resources.

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Wire Gauge to Inches and Millimeters Conversion

Conveniently determine the diameter, in inches or millimeters, of wire gauges from 10 to 38 gauge.

All About Clasps

See a variety of clasp styles, with usage suggestions and other information.

Seed Bead Sizes and Hole Sizes

Seed bead designing made simple! Find the right seed bead size, and the stringing material it fits, at a glance with this handy seed bead conversion chart. Print out and keep on hand for easy beading and reordering.

What to Know: Needles and Threads

Picture this: you've set out to make a piece of beadwork using small beads. You've chosen a good needle and some strong thread and you feel you're on your way to beading bliss. You clip along for awhile. But what is this? An impasse! Your bliss has...

Shape Chart - Gemstone, Coral and Pearl Beads

This jewelry-making chart includes standard shapes and stringing directions for gemstone beads, coral beads and pearl beads. View the diagrams to accurately identify common shapes and cuts.

Jeweler Saw Blade Sizes and Information

Choose the blade that best suits the thickness of the material being cut (or sawn). The ideal ratio is 3 teeth on the materials at any time. Use a B and S gauge to determine the thickness if unknown.

Rhinestone Conversion Chart

Understanding SS size and PP size references--easily convert stone sizes to millimeter and inch size ranges for designing.

Printable Seed Bead Graph Paper

By popular request, Fire Mountain Gems and Beads provides you with FREE printable graph paper for seed bead artists. Create your own patterns using the graph paper that's specific to your stitch. Seed bead graph papers have numbers along the left...

Bead Hole Sizes

Chart includes hole sizes for a range of bead types, with the maximum diameter of Accu-Flex® beading wire and wrapping wire gauge that will fit each hole.

Colors of Gemstones, Shell and More

A range of bead materials organized into color families: black and stone, blue and purple, green and aqua, red and pink, white and clear, and more.

Glue Types and Information

Properties, uses and additional facts for more than 45 types of glues and adhesives.

Types and Sizes of Beading Thread and Stringing Material

See how a variety of beading and jewelry-making threads and light-duty cords measure up. Easy-to-use chart includes thread diameter in inches and millimeters for nylon, silk, FireLine® and more.