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Conversion Charts

Millimeters to Inches Conversion Chart
25 mm = 1 Inch
19 mm = 3/4 Inch
13 mm = 1/2 Inch
6 mm = 1/4 Inch

Hint: For the larger beads, when all else fails, pull out some coins and lay your bead on it. This will help take the guesswork out of it if you don't know for sure what size your bead is.
Dime = 17 mm
Penny = 19 mm
Nickel = 21 mm
Quarter = 24 mm

Wire Gauge Conversion Chart
Wire sizes: The larger the number, the smaller the diameter of the wire.
Hint: The higher the number of the wire gauge,
the thinner the wire will be, so 22 guage will be thinner than an 18 guage wire.

28 Gauge = 0.321mm
27 Gauge = 0.361mm
26 Gauge = 0.404mm
25 Gauge = 0.455mm
24 Gauge = 0.511mm
23 Gauge = 0.574mm
22 Gauge = 0.643mm
21 Gauge = 0.724mm
20 Gauge = 0.813mm
19 Gauge = 0.912mm
18 Gauge = 1.02mm


0.3mm = 28 gauge
0.4mm = 26 gauge
0.5mm = 24 gauge
0.6mm = 22 gauge
0.7mm = 21 gauge
0.8mm = 20 gauge
0.9mm = 19 gauge
1.0mm = 18 gauge

What length should my jewelry pieces be?
15 -16 inches
18 inches
20 - 24 inches
28 - 30 inches
45 inches
6.5 - 8.5 inches
8.0 - 10 inches

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This website takes you from saying "what will I need to start beading and what is that called and what is that used for" to, oh I get it, in just the click of your mouse.

Here is a great little place to go to where you will find yourself spending lots of time.
3 D Beading is a great site! Check them out as they are always adding new things to their site. You will find free patterns and beading blogs there as well.

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