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Delicas: how many in 10 grams?
Q: I'm thinking of ordering some Delicas from General Bead for the Basket Bag project in 'Beaded Amulet Purses'. But, I don't have any idea how many beads would be in the standard 10 gram retail package - I'm used to ordering beads in the 6" x 1/2" tubes. Anyone have an idea of an approximate number or how many packages of each color I might need for this project?
A: I've had similar conversations the last two afternoons with
a couple of my customers. One had just called General about
their samples and they told her that the Delicas they were
offering were running to about 500 beads per sample, which in
weight is somewhere in the neighborhood of 4 grams. As such,
those 10 gram tubes should hold in the area of 1250 beads. I
don't really know how that translates into a stitched piece,
though. Since Delicas are roughly similar to 11/0 seeds, I
suppose you could measure the bag and then multiply by 11, but
this would be rough at best.
I trust I've obscured the subject satisfactorily.