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Topics: Thread, Bookmarks

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Hello, I want to make bookmarks using a variety of beads; however, I am uncertain what type of thread and what size thread I should purchase. Please send me a few suggestions. Item numbers are a real plus. Haha Take care,
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Topics: Thread, FireLine

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I have some Fireline, and it says "6 lb. test" on it. What does this mean?
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Topics: Gemstones, Knotting

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I have been trying to hand knot a rose quartz necklace but find that the hole in the bead is larger than the knot. I have found this to be the case for most of the beads in this strand. I am using the thickest thread I can find. Can you help me?
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Topics: Beading, Stringing, Curtain

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I am planning to make a curtain out of beads (1970's style) and will use fishing line to string the beads. I would like to design a pattern in the middle made from seed beads. What type of wire will be best for the seed bead pattern so that the overall design will not sag?
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Topics: Thread, Cord, Finishing

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I've made a necklace using wire and thread (Accu-flex wire around the circumference with Fireline thread creating loops that vary in length). I don't know how to finish it since crimps would likely cut the thread. Would you please advise?
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Topics: Thread, Knotting

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How do you know what size thread to use for a necklace strung with knots in between each bead? I have had experience with the beads slipping over the knots.
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Topics: Thread, Braided Beading

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What is Braided Beading Thread?
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Topics: Thread, Knots

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I make wrap bracelets and I am having trouble tying off my thread so that my knots aren't so visible. Any suggestions? I love your website and I look through my catalog every day! Thank you!
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Topics: Thread, Knotting

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While making a double strand pearl and crystal bracelet the needle broke off the end of one of the threads. How can I fix this without starting all over with new thread? I tried coating the end with nail polish but it isn't stiff enough to get through the hole in the pearl. It is frustrating!
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Topics: Seed Beads, Thread

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What is the best type of seed bead and thread to sew beads onto satin doll clothes?
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Topics: Thread, Seed Bead Weaving

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I love working in all kinds of bead weaving stitches. However, no matter what stitch I use the bracelet always stretches or "grows". I use Fire line. I tie knots often. What else can I do to retain size? Thanks in advance.
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Topics: Seed Bead, Earring, Thread

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I am making a pair of Southwest-style earrings with seed beads and bugle beads. The earrings are hanging incorrectly; they're not hanging straight. How can I correct this? I used FireLine® beading thread, but someone told me to use a stretchy thread. What do you suggest? Also, what color should I use? I am using black bugle beads and white seed beads. Thanks so much!
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Topics: Peyote, Freeform

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I recently started creating peyote free-form bracelets, and even though I am new to beading I am not new to various artistic pursuits. That being said, I basically over engineer my bracelets, but they are still falling apart after they are made. I am using FireLine® 6-pound test beading thread. I make several knots to end a thread and weave the tail in as long as possible and I sew the clasps three or four times. I am using mostly seed beads and if I do use a crystal I surround it with smaller beads so it doesn't cut the line. It then astounds me that as soon as the bracelet is worn it starts falling apart. Can anyone tell me what I must be doing wrong; I am completely mystified. Thanks.
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Topics: C-Thru® Thread, Uses and Manufacturing

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Is the C-Thru thread like fishing line?
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Topics: Kevlar, Thread Strength

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Which thread is the strongest?
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Topics: Carded Thread, Silk, Size Conversion

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What is the conversion of color carded thread to the silk spool sizing of 00, 0, A, B, C, etc.?
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Topics: Thread, Loomwork

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What kind or size of thread do I use on the beading loom?
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Topics: Stringing Material for Right-Angle Weave with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS Pearls

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I've recently started making bracelets with right-angle weave and Swarovski crystal pearls. What is the most durable beading thread to use for this kind of technique: Superlon beading thread, nylon thread, FireLine, or perhaps something else?
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Topics: Bead Stringing Material

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I enjoy sewing with seed beads. I had made a beautiful choker using size 11's and Nymo thread. After about six months of wearing the choker, it fell apart. I treat my thread with beeswax. What do you recommend using for wearable patterns?
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Topics: Using FireLine® for Heavier Designs

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I am looking for a thread/cord that WON'T STRETCH and can be used with heavier beads and knotted to finish. I have read that Dandyline braided beading cord is a good one, but you don't carry it. So, which is the correct one to use? Also, I would like it to come in colors. Thank you.
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