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Sorting beads

Tape a piece of felt to a plate, and use its surface to sort your beads. The felt will keep the beads from rolling.
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The size of seed beads is loosely based on the length of the original rod of glass that the beads are cut from. For example, a size 11 seed bead originated from a rod that was cut 11 times for every inch. Therefore, the larger the size, the smaller the bead.