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Delicas Sizes

Delicas come in 4 different sizes:

  • Large Delica Beads – DBL – Size 8/0. Measures 2.5 x 2.5mm, hole size of 1.5mm.  Approximately 30 beads/gram = 300 beads/bag. Packaged in 10 gram bags.

  • Medium Delica Beads – DBM – Size 10/0.  Measures 2.3 x 1.2mm, hole size of 1mm.  Approximately 108 beads/gram = 540 beads/bag. Packaged in 5 gram bags.

  • Delica Bead – DB – Size 11/0.  Measures 1.6 x 1.5mm, hole size of .8mm.  Approximately 200 beads/gram = 1000 beads/bag.  Packaged in 5 gram bags.

  • Small Delica Beads – DBS – Size 15/0.  Measures 1.3 x 1mm, hole size of .7mm.  Approximately 350 beads/gram = 1750 beads/bag.  Packaged in 5 gram bags.

The smallest Delicas – DBS size 15/0 are preferred for delicate weaving projects as well as designs that combine them with larger beads. The 11/0 Delica – DB the most popular size are ideal for peyote stitch, brick stitch, square and herringbone stitch or strung as-is for a more delicate look. The middle size 10/0 Delica – DBM are slightly larger than the DB but have the same even and symmetrical appearance.  The largest size 8/0 Delica – DBL like the other sizes are ideal for beadweaving, but also can be threaded onto thin leather or cording because of their generous hole size.