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Bead Size Chart Thread, Cord and Wire Jewelry Size Chart
Bead Size Chart

Bead Size Chart & Bead Sizing Guide

necklace size chart

necklace size chart

necklace size chart

Remember that this is a close approximation. Screen resolution and monitor size will affect how you view the chart.

beads per inch

Remember to allow for the length of your clasp. If you use spacer beads or mix sizes, this chart may not be accurate.

Seed Bead Sizing

Seed beads are sized in aughts, which are different than millimeters. The most popular school of thought of the sizing of seed beads states that the size (6/0) refers to the number of seed beads per inch (6 beads per inch). Another sizing theory is that the size is based on the rod used to make the beads. The larger the number, the smaller the bead (20 is small, 3 is large).

beads per inch

Thread, Cord & Wire

Silk Bead Cord - is used for beads with smaller holes such as freshwater pearls and beads under 5mm. You can add a designer look by using our Tri-Cord knotter, and placing knots on either side of the pearl. Wide spectrum of colors.

Nylon Bead Cord - is used as an all purpose bead cord. You can use Beeswax to coat the cord to keep it from fraying and tangling when it is repeatedly threaded through metal beads with sharp edges. Wide spectrum of colors.

Using light colors against a dark bead will lighten that bead color... Dark color cord will darken a light bead. Example: White cord with Garnet bead will add to the luminosity of the bead.

Tiger Tail - is a commonly used stringing material, and does not require a needle.

Beadalon - is our favorite stringing material. Unlike Tiger Tail which can sometimes kink, Beadalon wire remains soft and pliable, even when using the smaller beads. Beadalon is a multi-strand braided stainless steel wire with a nylon coating.

C-Thru Translucent Cord - is perfect for stringing Austrian Crystals, or any light colored bead when you don't want the cord to be visible.

Stretch Magic - is a flexible clear elastic cord. It is often used for slip-on crystal bracelets, and is a beader's favorite as it only requires a knot to finish.

Memory Wire - is a pre-coiled stainless steel wire that retains it shape. Very popular for wine charm markers and bracelets.

Leather Cord - is always a popular stringing material as there is no finishing required. Simply add a pendant or centerpiece, tie a bow and go.

Jewelry Size Chart

Necklace Sizing

If you are not familiar with necklace lengths, measure some of your necklaces from end to end. This will give you an idea of what you might like lengthwise. (The necklace length chart below is the measurement of the entire necklace from end to end).

Necklace Size Chart

Below image will show you Nekclace type and Length in Inches.

necklace size chart

Bangle Size Chart

Bangles are sized by their diameter, which is a measure of the length of a straight line passing through the centre of the bangle, terminated at both ends on the periphery (circumference) of the bangle. The unit of measurement is inches.

An inch is further divided into 16 sections. So, when we say the bangle size is 2-8 (pronounced two eight), it means the diameter of the bangle is 2 full inches plus 8 sections of the total 16 sections of the inch. This effectively converts to 2inches + 8/16 inches, which is 2 inches plus half an inch. In other words this size will be 2.5" pronounced two point five inches)

A) Measure Good Fitting Bangles that You Already Own

Take out bangles that you already have and measure the inside diameter and compare to the below measurement chart or the measurement stated in the actual bangle listing.

As long as you measure the inside diameter of your current bangles this will be an accurate way to find your bangle size.

B) Measure Your Hand

This can be used to find your bangle size, but is a little bit trickier than the printable sizing template, but when done carefully will give you an accurate result.

You will need a flexible tape measure or a piece of string and a ruler.

1. Make your hand as small as possible, as if you were putting on bangles, bringing your thumb and little finger together.

2. Using the tape measure (or string), measure the around your hand at the widest point (the tape measure should be pulled tight, not loose). Make note of the actual circumference of your hand (if you used string, make a mark where the string meets, then measure the length with your ruler to get your hand circumference).

3. Compare your hand circumference to the bangle circumference in the above chart. Purchase bangles that are the next size up from your actual hand measurement.

Bracelet Sizing

Most of our bracelets are stretch or memory wire type that provides greater flexibility of fitting.

Non-flexible bracelets and some necklaces do have an extension chain which also provides size flexibility.

Our Standard Adult Size Bracelets are approx. 7" finished size inside circumference)- slightly varies between 6.5" and 7.5", depending on the size of beads and other components used.

Average Adult Bracelet Sizes:

  • Small - 6"
  • Medium - 6.5" - 7"
  • Large - 7.5" - 8.5"

  • Practical Measuring of Bracelet Size

     sizehand sizeruler
    1- Wrap a string just below the wrist bone, mark as you wanted to fit. 2- Use a ruler to measure the marked string to find your exact size.