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Beads-Needle-Thread, Rules of Thumb


Downloads are provided in your MY ACCOUNT area

  • Once your order has been accepted, downloads are provided in your MY ACCOUNT area;
    • While logged into your MY ACCOUNT;
    • Click on the MY ACCOUNT link (at the top of the screen).
    • Look for the Menu shown in gray text:      Files     Update email/password     Contact     Wish List     Address Book
    • Click on 'Files', downloads are listed on that page, just click the link to access the download.

Depending upon the electronic device you are using, the process for downloading can vary, see the other HELP topics for tips and suggestions.

Bead Patterns may or may not include extras like; instructions - technique - finishing tips or hints etc... assume they are not included with a pattern unless otherwise noted in the description.
We offer as many extra's as possible, many are FREE on this site. Read the descriptions carefully or email with questions before purchasing.

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Beads - Needle - Thread; rules of thumb:

  • Size 10 or 11 beads use a size 10 needle and size B or D thread or 4 or 6 lb Fireline
  • Size 11 or 12 beads use a size 11 needle and size A or B thread or 4 to 6 lb Fireline
  • Size 12 or 13 beads use a size 12 needle and size A or B thread or 4 lb Fireline
  • Size 13 or 15 beads use a size 13 needle and size 0 or A thread or size 2 to 4 lb Fireline
  • Size 15 or smaller beads use a size 15 needle and size 000 to 0 thread or size 2 lb Fireline


  • Beads - The larger the number the smaller the bead.  Size 11 is smaller than size 8.
  • Needle - The larger the number the thinner the needle. Size 10 is thicker than size 13.
  • Thread - The larger the letter the thicker the thread. Size D is thicker than size B, size B is thicker than size A, A is thicker 0 (zero).
  • Thread - The larger the number the thicker the thread. Size 10 is thicker than size 4.
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