Size in mm hole size number of beads per strand (approx)
15/0 1.5 mm
0.40 mm
440
14/0 1.6 mm 0.40 mm 425
13/0 1.7 mm 0.50 mm 412
12/0 1.9 mm 0.60 mm 395
11/0 2.1 mm 0.70 mm 335
10/0 2.3 mm 0.80 mm 325
08/0 3.1 mm 0.90 mm 245

true-cut or rocaille:

 true-cut

true-cut beads have one flat side on the bead.

 

roccaille

Roccailles are all the way round, but:

 

roccaille vierkant gat

They can have a square hole. With a contoured colour (bead is transparent, onlly the inside of the bead is coloured), it will give you the glare which looks like a 3-cut bead.

2-cut or 3-cut:

 

 two-cut three-cut kralen

 

Charlotte shaped beads

The rumour has it, that the inventor of this bead named it after his daughter Charlotte. Each bead has a facet to produce more brilliance. Charlotte cut ater only available in size 13`sand bead. Each different size bead in this form is technical called a "true Cut" bead.


Tube sizes:

Macco tubes are 1 x 1 mm

other tubes/ buggles:

Size lenght
(mm)
diameter
(mm)
min. diameter of hole 
(mm)
approx.
pcs/kg
approx. 
pcs/kg
1 2.25 1.7 0.60 100 100 45 405
2 4.7 1.9 0.70 49 100 22 272
3 7 2.1 0.70 23 000 10 433
4 9 2.1 0.70 18 100 8 210
5 12 2.1 0.70 13 200 5 988