Use this table to figure out how many seed beads you will need when bead amounts are measured in grams. This table also gives an estimate of how many beads you will need when strung end-to-end.
If you are doing loomwork, square stitch or Ndebele (herringbone) stitch, you can use this table to figure out the approximate number of beads per square inch or per square centimeter.
Remember that the amounts and measurements given in these tables are only estimates. They were calculated by weighing and measure opaque black Japanese seed beads and cylinder beads. Always buy more seed beads than you think you will need for a project to avoid running out in the middle of the project.
Table of Bead Measurements
|Type of Bead||How Many Per Gram|
|15/0 seed bead||290|
|11/0 cylinder bead||190|
|11/0 seed beads||110|
|8/0 seed beads||38|
|6/0 seed beads||15|
|How Many Beads Strung Per Linear Measurement|
|Type of Bead||Per Inch||Per Centimeter|
|15/0 seed bead||24||9|
|11/0 cylinder bead||20||7|
|11/0 seed bead||18||7|
|8/0 seed bead||13||5|
|6/0 seed bead||10||4|
|How Many Beads Per Square Area Measurement|
|Type of Bead||Per Square Inch||Per Square Centimeter|
|15/0 seed bead||330||54|
|11/0 cylinder bead||285||42|
|11/0 seed bead||216||35|
|8/0 seed bead||108||20|
|6/0 seed bead||70||12|