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  • Seed beads

    I've never used seed beads before so forgive the potential stupidity of this question.

    What size of seed bead has the biggest hole?

    Fran

  • #2
    Hi,

    As far as I know the smaller the number the bigger the seed bead (and it's hole). For example a 11/0 sized bead is very tiny and not very easy to use (that's from experience!) And a 8/0 bead is alot bigger with a bigger hole.

    Check out this link for a visual representation of the sizes:

    http://www.landofodds.com/store/seedsize.htm

    Unfortunately, I haven't found anything that gives sizes of holes. But I did find the link about doing a quick search for "seed bead sizes" on Google.

    Hope this helps.

    Fiona
    Avon Rep Crafter!
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    • #3
      Thanks for you help Fiona.

      What I'm trying to do is find a seed bead that has a hole large enough to have a 0.9 gauge jumpring go through. I think I'm going to have to buy some and find out but your post was a very good starting point.

      Fran

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      • #4
        glad I could be of some help.

        good luck with your quest!

        Fiona
        Avon Rep Crafter!
        Find out about my new ventures! http://www.myspace.com/hackneyhandicrafts
        http://avonrepresentatives.blogspot.com

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        • #5
          got what I was after! Size 5 Miyuki triangles are just perfect for the design I wanted. I've got some size 10's in Amber Lined Dark Blue that I can't use, I paid £1.55 for 10g. If they are of some use to someone I'd be happy to pass on.

          Fran

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          • #6
            Hello

            Seed beads come in sizes: 15,11,8 and 6. These equate to the amount of beads that fit per inch. So a size 8 bead uses 8 beads per inch. Hope this of use.
            Visit www.brightstarbeads.co.uk for bargain high quality beads.

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