Your question: What size beads for 2mm cord?

For designs using 0.5mm to 1mm cord, I recommend cloisonné beads 8mm or larger or large-hole sterling silver beads. For designs with 2mm leather cord, I use sterling silver tube, cylinder and drum beads, glass tile, pony, crow, wood and bone beads that have large holes.

What size beads are 2mm?

2mm beads. This is a tiny bead that measures 2mm across the middle and can be used in place of an 8/0 seed bead. It is about the same size as a new crayon tip or a nickel’s thickness, whichever is more familiar to you. 2mm beads have a hole diameter of 0.6mm-0.9mm.

How do I know what size beads to get?

Beads are most commonly measured with a ruler or a caliper in millimeters (mm). To determine the size of the bead using a caliper, slide open the caliper against the bead, closing the tips to meet the size of the bead which will show an accurate measurement of the bead!

How many MM is a size 10 seed bead?

Seed BeadS Guide To Size Conversion

Seed Bead Size Conversion
Seed Beads 7/0 or 7º 2.9 mm
Seed Beads 8/0 or 8º 2.5 mm 13
Seed Beads 9/0 or 9º 2.2 mm 15
Seed Beads 10/0 or 10º 2.0 mm 16

What is a size 3 bead?

Seedbeads – Japanese seedbeads – Miyuki

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Bead size (aught) Bead Size
3 x 3 square 3mm
4 x4 square 4mm
Delica 15/0 1.5mm
Delica 11/0 2.2mm

How big is a size 11 seed bead?


10/0 approx. 3,920 2.3mm (approx.)
11/0 approx. 4,000 2.1mm (approx.)
12/0 approx. 4,720 1.9mm (approx.)
13/0 approx. 4,960 1.7mm (approx.)

What is the strongest cord for beading?

Miyuki Dura-Line Beading Thread is a strong and flexible white beading thread made from 100% polyethylene. It is one of the strongest fiber cords per diameter. You don’t have to worry about beads cutting the thread. It is pre-waxed braided thread that does not stretch and knots easily.

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