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|
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.