Bugle Beads

The Japanese bugle bead size numbers do not correspond to Czech bugle bead sizes.

Japanese bugle beads have edges that are less sharp than Czech bugle beads. Only our 30mm bugle beads are Czech. The rest of our bugle beads are Japanese, and these are the size number equivalents for them.

  • Bugle bead size #1 is 3mm.
  • Bugle bead size #2 is 6mm.
  • Bugle bead size #3 is 9mm.
  • Bugle bead size #5 is 12mm.

  • Larger sizes are simply named by millimeters, not size numbers.

Our 30mm bugle beads are Czech, but are not assigned a size number, as they are larger than the numbering scheme. Czech bugle bead size number equivalents are as follows:

  • Bugle bead size #1 is 2mm.
  • Bugle bead size #2 is 4mm.
  • Bugle bead size #3 is 6mm.
  • Bugle bead size #4 is 7mm.
  • Bugle bead size #5 is 9mm.