You will need
  • - beads;
  • thread;
  • - a thin needle;
  • - the range.
There are several markings sizes of beads. The size is determined by the number of beads that can fit on a filament length of one inch. Inch is equal to 2.54 centimeters. Size round beads depends on its diameter (d) and for the convenience of its selection in the stores is labeled under different numbers (n). The higher the number, the smaller the diameter of the beads, and of course Vice versa. Thus, the number 11 indicates that the gap 2.54 cm fit about 11 beads with a diameter of approximately 1.9 mm. In English 11 sounds like "eleven", and the interval in one inch is called the "aught" , that is 11 beads to the inch distance would mean "eleven-aught".
In order to determine the size of the beads, you'll need the tape or ruler. With its help, you will need to measure the thread length, equal to 2.54 cm, then stringing her beads. Considering how many beads fit, you will be able to know the size of the beads. The following table shows the approximate diameter of all sizes, the number of beads in 1 gram, 1 centimeter and 1 inch. But be aware that marking sizes from different manufacturers may differ from each other. The widest range of sizes represented the manufacturer of beaded "Jablonex".
There are the names of each size. The largest bead is called CROW BEADS. In translation it means "crow beads". It is the largest of the beads, reaching a diameter of from 4 to 10 millimeters. As a rule, these beads under the number 5 or less. The smaller beads called PONY BEADS or different E-BEADS. In diameter from 2.5 to 4 mm and numbered from 8 to 5. It is more rounded in shape seed beads. The name "pony" was received in connection with the fact that pony and mullahs Indians transported their goods, quite popular at that time. SEED BEADS are small beads, the most common sizes which №№15, 11, 8, 6.