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01-15-2008, 04:10 AM
I'm making a chart of information on beads for my knitting reference. I'd like to include size 3/0 seed beads, but I'm having a hard time finding out one piece of information.

From what I've found, size 3/0 beads are 5.5mm across. What I'd like to know is approximately how much there are in a 20g measurement. All I can find is that there are 125 beads in a 20" strand, which doesn't help for how many there are in a weight measurement. Anybody know this?

I was going to post this question in the "general" forum because it's for my knitting reference, but since it didn't related to knitting exactly, I thought maybe I'd start by posting here.

01-17-2008, 11:15 AM

01-19-2008, 05:27 AM
i honestly can't remember i haven't done any bead work in for ever


01-19-2008, 02:52 PM
I'd suggest either eyeballing it (you can always go back for more) or asking someone at the store. Maybe checking the manufacturer's website?

01-19-2008, 06:44 PM
Hiya Cooks

Seed beads over here are usually sizes 11/0 smaller and 8/0 bigger. (Just like the old UK measurements for knitting needles.)

They're usually sold in 10gm or 100 gm packets.

Anyway, try this US site:http://www.firemountaingems.com.

Look on the navigation bars at the top of screen and you'll see 'Ask the Experts'.

They should be able to help because I think they just about sell every bead known to beader and knitter!

Good Luck