How Many Glass Beads
Do I Need?




This is a small table to help you decide how many glass beads you need to make one of your glass fashion jewelry projects.

You can add or subtract to arrive at the number you require for your creation.

Bead  Size
3mm
4mm
5mm
6mm
8mm
10mm
12mm
14mm
16mm
1 inch
8.25
6.25
5.0
4.25
3.25
2.5
2.0
1.75
1.5
7 inches
59.25
44.5
35.5
29.5
22.25
17.75
14.75
12.75
11.0
16 inches
135.5
101.5
81.25
67.75
50.0
40.5
33.75
29.0
25.5
24 inches
203.25
152.5
122
100.5
76.25
61.0
50.75
43.5
38.0


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.

Lengths

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



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