# What is the standard bead size?

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## 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.

## How big is a 9 mm bead?

8mm = 5/16 inch. 9mm = almost 3/8 inch. 10mm = just over 3/8 inch. 11mm = almost 7/16 inch.

1mm 25.4 177.8
2mm 12.7 88.9
3mm 8.5 59.5
4mm 6.4 44.8

11/0 17 2.2mm
8/0 11 3.0mm
6/0 8 3.7mm

## What do bead sizes mean?

1) The size of the bead is based on the size of the metal rods or mandrel used in forming the beads. 2) The size refers to the number of seed beads that sit end to end in a row over an inch (2.5cm) in length. Meaning, for example that there should be 10 size 10/0 or 10º seed beads in an inch.

## What size cord do I need for 3mm beads?

Hemalyke™ Rounds
Bead Size Hole Size mm / inches Maximum Wrapping Wire Gauge
2mm 0.92mm / 0.037″ 21
3mm 0.92mm / 0.037″ 21
4mm 0.92mm / 0.037″ 21
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