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About Japanese Seed Beads

Seed Beads
Number of Beads per Gram
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Per Miyuki (Manufacturer), all counts are approximate

Delicas - Size 11/0 - Delica beads are perfectly cut cylindrical shaped beads with larger centers that allow multiple passes of thread in beadweaving projects. 11/0 are the most popular size.
- Approx 200 beads per gram, 19 beads per inch
- Our 10-gram tubes hold approx 2000 beads
- Our 10-gram tubes create approx 105-inches of beads when strung

· Delicas - Size 11/0 (cut) - 230 beads / gram

Delicas - Size 8/0 - Delica beads are perfectly cut cylindrical shaped beads with larger centers that allow multiple passes of thread in beadweaving projects. 8/0 are the largest size
- Approx 30 beads per gram, 9 beads per inch
- Our 8-gram tubes hold approx 240 beads
- Our 8-gram tubes create approx 25-inches of beads when strung

· Delicas - Size 8/0 (cut) - 36 beads / gram

Round Rocailles - Size 15/0 - The smallest size of seed beads available
- Approx 250 beads per gram, 24 beads per inch
- Our 10-gram bags hold approx 2500 beads
- Our 10-gram bags create approx 103-inches of beads when strung

Round Rocailles - Size 11/0 - The most standard & popular size of seed beads
- Approx 110 beads per gram, 18.5 beads per inch
- Our 10-gram bags hold approx 1100 beads | 18-gram tubes : approx 1980 beads
- Our 10-gram bags create approx 59-inches of beads when strung | 18-gram tubes : ~106-inches

Round Rocailles - Size 8/0 - Standard seed beads, slightly larger than 11/0
- Approx 39 beads per gram, 12.5 beads per inch
- Our 10-gram bags hold approx 390 beads
- Our 10-gram bags create approx 31-inches of beads when strung

Round Rocailles - Size 6/0 - The largest size of seed beads. These are especially popular as spacers and in Kumihimo braiding
- Approx 12 beads per gram, 7.67 beads per inch
- Our 10 gram bags hold approx 120 beads
- Our 10 gram bags create approx 18 inches of beads when strung

3mm Miyuki Cubes - The average size Miyuki cubes
- Approx 21 beads per gram, 8 beads per inch
- Our 10-gram bags hold approx 210 beads
- Our 10-gram bags create approx 25.75-inches of beads when strung

4mm Miyuki Cubes - The largest size of Miyuki cubes
- Approx 10.7 beads per gram, 7 beads per inch
- Our 10-gram bags hold approx 107 beads
- Our 10-gram bags create approx 15.5-inches of beads when strung

Miyuki Drop Beads - Miyuki 3.4mm drops are great for use in fringe!
- Approx 18 beads per gram, 13 beads per inch
- Our 10-gram bags hold approx 180 beads
- Our 10-gram bags create approx 13.5-inches of beads when strung


General Information and Notice :
Japanese Seed Beed colors and finishes may fade or alter in direct sunlight, rub off with friction or alter when dry-cleaned. The manufacturer has provided the following general information regarding colors and finishes:
- May alter or fade when exposed to sunlight.
- May rub off with friction or contact with skin oils (especially bright purple and fuchsia).
- May alter or fade when exposed to dry-cleaning.

Although Delica and Miyuki Rocaille Seed Bead dye lots are relatively stable, some variations may occur. We do not accept returns on Japanese Seed Beads once the bag or tube has been opened.

Basic Seed Bead Finishes :
· Opaque : Solid colored glass
· Transparent : Clear glass in colors
· Matte : Etched glass
· Luster | Lustre: High shine surface often with a silver or gold hue
· AB : Aurora Borealis - A rainbow effect on the surface of the glass
· Rainbow : Same as “AB”
· Iris : A mixture of glass beads, often opaque, metallic, or AB
· Metallic : A metal surface coating over an opaque or transparent bead
· Dyed : Glass that has been dyed a secondary color
· Galvanized : A colored surface coating with a metallic appearance
· Ceylon : A high shine surface coating
· Pearl : Opaque glass bead with a pearlized surface
· Lined | Color-lined : Color that has been applied to the interior surface
· Satin : A translucent glass with low luster
· Opal : A translucent surface lined with silver or gold
· Stripe : A bead made with a variety of glass colors

Seed Beads and Beading Wire Diameters :
.010 diameter
4 strands through a size 15° seed bead
8 strands through a size 11° seed bead
16 strands through a size 8° seed bead
23 strands through a size 6° seed bead

.014 diameter
2 strands through a size 15° seed bead
2 strands through a size 11° seed bead
6 strands through a size 8° seed bead
8 strands through a size 6° seed bead

.019 diameter
1 strand through a size 15° seed bead
1 strand through a size 11° seed bead
4 strands through a size 8° seed bead
5 strands through a size 6° seed bead

.024 diameter
No dice with a size 15° seed bead
1 strand through a size 11° seed bead
2 strands through a size 8° seed bead
4 strands through a size 6° seed bead


Delica Specifications :
DB-Series - Size 11/0 - Diameter : 1.6mm - Length : 1.3mm - Hole : 0.80~0.85mm
DBL-Series - Size 8/0 - Diameter : 3mm - Length : 2.70~2.80mm - Hole : 1.50~1.60mm


Miyuki to Toho Color Conversion Chart

FREE Seed Bead Graph Charts - Free Graph Paper - from Kalmbach Publishing