How Many Beads Do I Need?

You can estimate the number of beads you will need to a project if you know the size of your beads. These charts and tables are a useful guide to help you.

Please note that beads of a stated size are not always the same size or weight. Also, differences in thread tension can add up to big differences in finished dimensions.

These charts are approximations and should only be used as a guide. I find it is always best to overestimate than underestimate!

How Many Beads Chart

Type/Length2 mm3 mm4 mm5 mm6 mm8 mm10 mm12 mm14 mm
Bracelet7"895944363022181513
Choker16"203135102816851413429
Princess18"229152114917657463833
Matinee20"2541691271028564514236
21"2671781331078967534438
22"2791861401129370564740
23"2921951461179773584942
24"30520315212210276615144
Opera28"35623717814211989715951
29"36824618414712392746153
30"38125419115212795766454
31"39426219715713198796656
32"406271203163135102816858
Rope40"508339254203169127 102 8573
41"5213472602081741301048774
42"5333562672131781331078976
43"5463642732181821371099178
45"5723812862291911431149582
Lariat48"+61040630524420315212210287

Use Our Calculator to Work Out
How Many Beads You Will Need!!!

This calculator should be used as a guide only.

Width of Bead: millimetres
Length Required: centimetres

Number of beads you will need: