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#1 Sofia

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Posted 16 February 2008 - 09:51 AM

Is there a chart or something that tells what size bead is usually used with a particular size thread? I realize there is a lot of variation but I want to make a little beaded bag for my grand daughter who will be a flower girl. I will be using size ten cotton thread (like for doilies) WHat size bead would work best.

Also want to trim a shawl done in sport weight yarn. What size bead?


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Posted 16 February 2008 - 10:01 AM

Seed beads will fit on size 10 thread, you could also use what they call an 'E' bead.
Try here: http://www.eebeads.com/_pony.htm
This site shows the sizing:

Hope this helps.
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Posted 15 August 2008 - 05:45 PM

I have had a question similar to yours and dug around in beading patterns and having asked even bead sellers for info, I haven't gotten the right answers and wound up buying the wrong size of beads. For a size 10 crochet thread, the only beads I've been able to use are the size 6 (0.6 mm) and the size 8 (0.8 mm) in the seed bead category and the "E" beads.
I am talking about glass beads, I don't know if you wanted any other type.
Hope this helps anyway. :)