Go to www.beadaholique.com to purchase beading supplies and to get design ideas! Hi this is Julie with Beadaholique.com and

today I want to talk a little bit about millimeters to inches. So I’m not going to do a project in this video this is really just purely an

informational video addressing a question we get quite a bit here at Beadaholique.com so as you know a lot of beads sizes are

measured in millimeters. When you look on our website it doesn’t necessarily with the inch that it comes in but the millimeter It can be a little hard sometimes to

conceptualize how big is that in person so first off I pulled some beads and some

common beads sizes and I just want to show you them in relation to one my hand so you can see This here is a three millimeter bead this is a four millimeter. I’ll pick this up and show you what it looks like on my hand. I do kinda have petite hands.

Keep that in mind This is a 6 millimeter and an 8 millimeter and ten millimeter and those are you’re really common sizes that you’re going to see a lot and then I pulled these other fun beads and

they’re actually 17 millimeters I’m going to use them as an demonstration later on so if you’re trying to convert millimeters to inches or vice versa, a couple different tools are at your disposal first off your ruler. Usually it has a side with inches and a side with millimeters. So you can just reference that. You can see that here if I turn this one around it’s a little easier I’ve got five millimeters right here you can see how big that is in relation to an inch now in an inch there are actually 25 point four millimeter. So you can remember that and if you ever wanted to do the actual math on a calculator, say

you’re taking a ten-inch bead and you want to convert it to

inches, you would take 10 and divide it by 25.4 and that’s going to give you how many inches

it is. You can also use caliper which is going to usually

have inches on one side. It might be a little hard to tell on this one with the lighting in here and then

millimeters on the other side you could put that in there and see how

many inches it is. You can see that this ten millimeter bead is not even half an inch and then my

favorite trick though is take something that you have around

your house. I have a penny, a nickel and a quarter. A penny is nineteen millimeters, a nickel is

21.21 millimeters a quarter is 24.26. You could almost think of a quarter as one inch which is really handy to

know. If you know a quarter is almost an inch that helps a lot. So if you’ve got four

millimeter bead and you know a penny is nineteen millimeters

you can kind of look at that Penny hold it up and get a better idea how large four millimeters actually is and I said

I’d bring these in later This a 17 millimeters, a penny is nineteen millimeters so you know it’s just a little bit

smaller than a penny. So I highly recommend keeping tools like this on hand. Have them around the house and then once you’ve bought some beads I’d

yourself a little guide take one of each size of bead that you commonly use just go like that, tape them onto a piece of board and just write the millimeter sizes

right next to them and then you can just have a reference guide for whatever type of bead your picking out so you’ll know how big that bead is actually going to

be in person and finally what the easiest way to go ahead and figure out the conversion between millimeters and inches is just do a quick internet search if you literally type in X millimeter in inches it’s not going to even give you an

equation to go figure it out, it’s actually going to tell you the exact conversion which is very very handy. So

it’s like if I type in 12 millimeters in inches I’ll be told

it’s .47 inches which is a little bit under half inch. So

I hope this helped a little bit to get a better idea of millimeters versus inches, inches versus

millimeters and kinda how to figure that out and how big different beads are. Go to www.beadaholique.com to purchase beading supplies and to get design ideas!

Another easy reference: a dime is about 1 millimeter thick.

this was very helpful. thank you : )

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Thank you so much. This was really helpful. 🙂

Tx. Julie,i really enjoy this so Helpful video!

If you Google metric calculator, a handy tool comes up for converting any length from mm to inches. I use it a lot.

Thank you !!! This helped a lot to see a visual.

That was great got a lot out of it had some good ideas thank you very much.

Thank you!

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This women helped me out a lot with the coin trick of hers.. now I know what size BONG bowl to buy! Thanks again form this stoned stoner..

Liked ur video, Mam I would like to know how do u calculate beads size like 4mm or 6 mm.. I am getting is converting mm to inches/cm…

Okay so I got a box of miscellaneous thieves from a estate sales was not sure on how to follow a jewelry patterns do not really know how how to side the beads with your short for minutes tutorial I haven't learned what I need to know to start making my jewelry thank you so much and I will subscribe

Hello. Very nice video!could you please tell me know what size of beads (in mm) would i need for a c -lon 210 cord(0.5 mm)?

At 1.53 in the video you said to measure a 10" bead. I would love to see a 10" bead. I have never seen a bead that size. Do you sell beads that size? lol ☺

Those 17mm’s look like M&M’s, I’m afraid I might nibble one😂

THANKS SOOO MUCH

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Is size 15mm or 2mm the smallest size

Most helpful , video ive seen on mm sizes . most pictures on pearls & beads are enlarged , so it is hard to tell , until they arrive

O thanks for the great advice as I was never sure of the sizes when I buy them of the net when I design my jewellery 👍👍👍