Lengths And Conversions
Many bneaded jewelry directions are given in metric lengths and sizes so I have included some length and conversion tables that I hope will be helpful for you.
You can purchase rulers that have inches on one side and metric measurements on the other.
Calipers - There are cheap plastic calipers you can buy that are great for measuring round sizes, they need to have inch and metric measurements.
You can find them in major hardware stores.
Electronic calipers are also available but can be expensive. You can also find brass calipers in some online bead stores.
1 Foot = 30.48 centimeters
1 Yard = 0.914 meters (m) = 3 feet
1 meter (m) = 100 centimeters = 1.094 yds
.025 millimeters = 0.001 inch
1 millimeter (mm) = 0.0394 in
1 centimeter (cm) = 10 mm = 0.3937 in
1 inch (in) = 2.54 cm
1 kilometer (km) = 1000 m = 0.6214 mile
Quick Conversion Factors
Inches x 25.4 = millimetres
Feet x 30 = centimetres
Yards x 0.9 = metres
Miles x 1.6 = kilometres
Millimeters x 0.04 = inchs
Centimetres x 1.1 = yards
Kilometres x 0.62 = miles