What is the most common bead size?
The most common aught sizes you will find at bead shops and online are 15/0 (the smallest), followed by 11/0, 10/0, 8/0, and 6/0. Size 6 is the largest seed bead and is often called an ‘E’ bead.
What size are most bead holes?
Holes are usually 0.5mm, although the smallest pearl will be drilled at 0.3mm and some larger pearls may be upto 0.6mm. Larger diameter of silk thread will pull through a smaller hole.
How do I know what size bead cap to get?
A good rule of thumb is to use bead caps with a diameter at least 1mm less than your bead. (In other words, use a 5mm bead cap for a 6mm bead.) There are, of course, exceptions depending on the look you’re going for.
What are different bead sizes?
Beads per Inch
|Bead Size||Beads per Inch||Beads per 16”|
How big is a size 11 seed bead?
Seedbeads – Japanese seedbeads – Miyuki
|Bead size (aught)||Beads Per Inch||Bead Size|
|6/0 metal bead||3mm|