Use this handy guide in conjunction with our Thread Reference Guide.
The larger the number, the smaller the bead.
- Size 6/0 has a large color range and the hole will accommodate 1mm cord
- Size 8/0 has a large is a good size for visibility when learning new patters .5mm hole
- Size 11/0 is has a very large color range and is typically the bead used in seedbead instruction books and patterns.
- Size 15/0 are very small, and great for patterns with detail.
Seedbeads – Czech seedbeads
|Bead size (aught)||Beads Per Inch||Beads Per Gram||Recommended Needle and Thread|
|13/0||24||150-200||Needle sizes 13 and smaller. Thread sizes A, OO, & O.|
|12/0||21||125-175||Needle sizes 12 and smaller. Thread sizes A, OO, O, & B.|
|11/0||18||100-150||Needle sizes 11 and smaller. Thread sizes O,B, & D.|
|10/0||16||75-125||Needle sizes 10 and smaller. Thread sizes B, D, & F.|
|8/0||14||Most beading needles will fit. Thread sizes KO, D, and up to #2 Tuff Cord or Micro S_lon thread|
|6/0||9||Most beading needles will fit. Thread sizes KO, S-Lon, Tuff Cords and some leather or waxed cord. Up to 1mm cord or thread.|
Seedbeads – Japanese seedbeads – Miyuki
|Bead size (aught)||Beads Per Inch||Beads Per Gram||Bead Size|
|6/0 metal bead||3mm|
|3 x 3 square||21||3mm|
|4 x4 square||22||4mm|