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Size Charts for Beads and Sequins


Inches to Millimeters

Inches (in.)   Millimeters(mm)

1/16 in.        1.5mm

1/8 in.          3mm

1/4 in.          6mm

3/8 in.          9mm

1/2 in.          12mm

5/8 in.          15mm

3/4 in           18.5mm

7/8 in.          22mm

1 in.             25mm

Sequin Size Chart
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Seed Beads

Seed beads are measured in aughts, which are different than millimeters.  The larger the number, the smaller the bead (15/0 is small, 6/0 is large).

Aught Size     MM Size       Beads per Inch
6/0            3.3                         10
8/0            2.5                         13
9/0            2.2                         15
10/0          2.0                         16
11/0          1.8                         20
13/0          1.5                         27
14/0          1.4                         24
15/0          1.3                         25
Delica        1.8                         20



Bugle size Size in millimeters Beads per hank Hanks per kilo
Size 2 bugles 2x4mm 1160 20
Size 3 bugles 2x7mm 860 20
Size 5 bugles 2x11mm 460 20



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                       Wire Size Chart
                Gauge          Millimeter (thickness)
                 12                   2.06
                 14                   1.60
                 16                   1.30
                 18                   1.0
                 20                   0.82
                 22                   0.64
                 24                   0.50
                 26                   0.40
                 28                   0.30
                                                  
                  Wire Attributes

Wire Gauges - In reference to wire gauge sizes, the larger the number, the smaller the diameter of the wire. 

26g - extra fine - for very small and delicate projects 
24g - fine - for pearls & most gemstones - easy to work with 
22g - medium - fairly universal for glass beads, fits some pearls and gemstones 
20g - medium heavy - great for earwires, clasps or larger beads 
18g - heavy - often good for chainmaille or when you want a heavier look 
16g - heavy - often used as a base to wrap finer wires around 
14g - heavy - often used as a base to wrap finer wire around 
12g - very heavy - hard to work with, good for rings and buckles 

The most commonly used sizes for wire wrapping are 20 to 24g.


                 Hot-Fix Crystal Instructions
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Fabrics           Cotton    Lenin    Wool   Denim   Lycra   Silk

120°C/250°F   15           15          25        25        25       14

130°C/265°F   13           13          22        23        21       13

140°C/285°F   11           11          19        21        17       11

150°C/300°F    9             9           16        18        13        9

160°C/320°F    7             7           13        15         9         7

170°C/340°F    5             5           10        12         5         5

Recommendations: Pressure: medium; Ironing aids: Teflon 
Please note that the temperature/time combinations shown in the above table are guidelines only. Always carry out tests before starting on the actual piece in order to find the best settings for your design.

How To Care:
Here are some basic guidelines to follow when caring for Hot-Fix rhinestones attached to fabric. 

Before Washing - Turn the garment inside out. Be sure to use a gentle wash cycle and a mild washing powder or liquid. To make sure that the crystals are not harmed during the wash, protect them with a soft, washing bag. 

Before Drying - Turn the garment inside out. Use a low temperature and a gentle drying cycle. To make sure that the crystals are not harmed during the drying cycle, protect them with a soft washing bag. 

When Pressing - Set the warmed iron to "Wool/Silk/Polyester/Viscose" Protect the clothing with a piece of cloth as a buffer between the fabric and the iron. Be careful when ironing, because if the iron is on for too long it can reheat the glue on the Hotfix crystals. 

Dry Cleaning - garments with Hotfix crystals are safe for dry-cleaning. 

Do Not Use Chlorine Bleach

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Easily convert millimeters to "Stone Size" or "Pearl Plate" measurements that are used for rhinestones and point back chatons, respectively.

Rhinestone Size - Conversion Chart
Conversion Chart




Covering an Object in Rhinestones
Use the chart below to determine how many rhinestones fill one square inch of surface area.
            
Rhinestone Patterns
            Box                  Interleave
5ss -    199                       226
7ss -    136                       154
9ss -     92                        104
10ss -   79                         90
12ss -   67                         76
16ss -   42                         48
20ss -   29                         33
30ss -   16                         18
34ss -   13                         14
40ss -   9                           10
48ss -   5                            6
     
     (Rhinestones per square inch)
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