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Kumihimo Conversion Chart

This chart will help determine the amount of beads needed when using ALL 8 bobbins.

       Bead size:             Size 6/0         Size 8/0         Size 11/0         Delica 8         Delica 11   
      Beads/inch:     45 57 69 49 89
    Beads/gram:     12/gram   40/gram   100/gram   30/gram   195/gram 

 

These equations will help you determine how many bags of beads you will need to purchase for your project. Remember, all of our seed beads are sold in 8 gram bags.

 

Using Beads on All Eight Bobbins:

Gram Weight: Multiply the desired braid length by the Beads per Inch.

Divide your answer by Beads Per Gram to get the gram weight.

Divide the gram weight by 8 to see how many bags you will use, since we sell 8 gram bags.

Example for making a 6-inch piece with size 6/0 beads:

 

6 (desired braid length in inches) X 45 (Beads per Inch for size 6/0 beads) = 270

270÷ 12 (Beads per Gram for size 6/0 beads) = 22.5

22.5÷ 8 = 2.8, so you will need 3 bags of beads.



Using Beads on Only Selected Bobbins:

If using beads but not on all bobbins you have to first figure out the number of beads per bobbin. Here are the steps:

Beads per Inch divided by 8 bobbins = _____(Beads per Bobbin)

Beads per Bobbin multiplied by number of bobbins you want beads on = _____ (Beads per Inch)

Beads per Inch multiplied by desired braid length = ____ (number of beads needed)

Example for making a 6-inch piece with size 6/0 beads on four bobbins:

 

45 (Beads per Inch for size 6/0 beads) ÷ 8 = 5.625 (Beads per bobbin)

5.625 (Beads per Bobbin) x 4 (number of bobbins with beads) = 22.5 (Beads per Inch)

22.5 (Beads per Inch) x 6 (desired braid length) = 135 (number of beads needed)

135 (number of beads needed) ÷ 12 (Beads per Gram for size 6/0 beads) = 11.25 (Grams)

11.25 (grams) ÷ 8 = 1.4, so you will need 2 bags of beads.