Bead and Necklace Size Charts


Beads per Inch

Bead Size Beads per Inch Beads per 16” Beads per 24”
2 mm 12.5 200 300
3 mm 8.3 133 200
4 mm 6.25 100 150
5 mm 5 80 120
6 mm 4.2 66 99
7 mm 3.6 57 86
8 mm 3.13 50 75
10 mm 2.5 40 60
12 mm 2.1 33 50

 


Cord Conversion Chart

Silk is the traditional beading cord. Its strength and flexibility are unmatched for any other material its size. Nylon and polyester cords are replacing silk. They have nearly the same strength and a longer life.

Silk

A B C D E F FF

Nylon

1 1.5 2 3 4 5 8

 


Necklace Lengths

Choker

14 to 16 inches, falls to hollow of neck

Princess

18 inches

Matinee

20 to 24 inches, falls to the crown of the bust

Opera

28 to 32 inches

Rope

Anything more than 32 inches