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Griffin Silk and Nylon Bead Cord
Size Comparison Chart

The images in the table below are primarily to provide a comparative view of the sizes of bead cord.

ALSO SEE:
Griffin Silk and Nylon Bead Cord Color Chart

Stringth Color and Size Chart
Silk Color and Size Chart for Finn, Beadsmith and Gudebrod brands

The most popular sizes are #0, #1 and #2 for use with pearls, and #4 and #6 for use with other beads.

Remember that the size of the bead's hole must be larger than the diameter of the cord.

No. 0 - apprx 0.30mm (.012")
No. 1 - apprx 0.35mm (.014")
No. 2 - apprx 0.45mm (.018")
No. 3 - apprx 0.50mm (.020")
No. 4 - apprx 0.60mm (.024")
No. 5 - apprx 0.65mm (.026")
No. 6 - apprx 0.70mm (.028")
No. 7 - apprx 0.75mm (.030")
No. 8 - apprx 0.80mm (.032")
No. 10 - apprx 0.90mm (.036")
No. 12 - apprx 0.98mm (.039")
No. 14 - apprx 1.02mm (.040")
No. 16 - apprx 1.05mm (.042")


C-Lon Nylon Bead Cord Sizes

Micro (similar to Griffin No. 2) - apprx 0.45mm (.018")
Tex-135 (similar to Griffin No. 4) - apprx 0.60mm (.024")
#18 Regular (similar to Griffin No. 6) - apprx 0.70mm (.028")
Tex-400 (Similar to Griffin No. 10) - apprx 0.90mm (.036")

 

STRINGTH Nylon Bead Cord SIZES

   
#0 - .0078"; #1 - .011"; #2 - .013", #3 - .016", #5 - .022"; #6 - .029", #7 - .035"



Silk Size Chart for Finn, Beadsmith and Gudebrod Brands:

Size

00

0

A

B

C

D

E

F

FF

FFF

DIAMETER
inches (mm)

.005(.0127)

.006(.152)

.007(.178)

.008(.203)

.0108(.274)

.012(.305)

.0128(.325)

.0137(.348)

.015(.381)

.0165(.419)

1/2 OUNCE SPOOL LENGTH

700 YDS.

600 YDS.

425 YDS.

390 YDS.

310 YDS.

260 YDS.

200 YDS.

140 YDS.

115 YDS.

92 YDS.

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