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Converting MM To Inches by arteesvida
December 2, 2006, 4:33 pm
Filed under: Art Of Jewelry Design, Beading, The Business Of Art

Most jewelry designers are used to seeing stones and beads identified by their MM diameter.  But trying to explain MM sizing to other people, or trying to determine how many 5mm bead you need for an 18-inch necklace can be frustrating! 

Feel free to publish this conversion chart on your jewelry website, or print it and hang it in your studio!



1mm = just over 1/32 inch

2mm = just over 1/16 inch

3mm = almost 1/8 inch

4mm = 5/32 inch (a little over 1/8 inch)

5mm = just over 3/16 inch

6mm = almost 1/4 inch

7mm = almost 9/32 inch (a little over 1/4 inch)

8mm = 5/16 inch

9mm = almost 3/8 inch

10mm = just over 3/8 inch

11mm = almost 7/16 inch

12mm = almost 15/32 inch (almost 1/2 inch)

13mm = just over 1/2 inch

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