Designing your own piece:

Here is a helpful chart to help you estimate the approximate number of beads needed for a design based on length and bead size.  Please remember this is only an approximate guide as beads may be irregular and it is always a great idea to overestimate a little to make sure you don’t run out.  There is nothing worse than running out of beads as you near the end of your masterpiece.  Also, if you are knotting between your beads you will need to add 1 – 2mm for each knot depending on thickness of your thread/knot.

 

TYPE

LENGTH

2mm

3mm

4mm

5mm

6mm

8mm

10mm

12mm

14mm

Bracelet

7″

89

59

44

36

30

22

18

15

13

Choker

16”

203

135

102

81

68

51

41

34

29

Princess

18”

229

152

114

91

76

57

46

38

33

Matinee

20”

254

169

127

102

85

64

51

42

36

21”

267

178

133

107

89

67

53

44

38

22”

279

186

140

112

93

70

56

47

40

23”

292

195

146

117

97

73

58

49

42

24”

305

203

152

122

102

76

61

51

44

Opera

28”

356

237

178

142

119

89

71

59

51

29”

368

246

184

147

123

92

74

61

53

30”

381

254

191

152

127

95

76

64

54

31”

394

262

197

157

131

98

79

66

56

32”

406

271

203

163

135

102

81

68

58

Rope

40”

508

339

254

203

169

127

102

85

73

41”

521

347

260

208

174

130

104

87

74

42”

533

356

267

213

178

133

107

89

76

43”

546

364

273

218

182

137

109

91

78

45”

572

381

286

229

191

143

114

95

82

Lariat

48”+

610

406

305

244

203

152

122

102

87