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Topics: The Bead Knotter™, Use with Polyester and Nylon

Q.
I'm planning a pearl and mystic topaz necklace and my mystic topaz beads have a tiny hole (.24mm), so I need something very thin for stringing. But I also want it to hold up over time. I thought the thinnest Accu-Flex® wire might be good, but I'm not sure how I'd knot them between the pearls. Can the Bead Knotter™ be used with Accu-Flex® beading wire? Would another stringing material be better? Thank you for your help.
- Ruth
A.
The Bead Knotter can be used with Accu-Flex. The 0.012-inch diameter works very well and will fit through your mystic topaz bead holes. Rather than knotting the ends though, it is recommended to use crimp beads when attaching the ends of the beading wire to a clasp, as crimping will offer a more secure connection. For a professional finish, use crimp covers to hide the crimp beads.

You can also use thread with The Bead Knotter. Polyester or nylon thread will offer strength and a nice drape, as well as fit through the bead holes. To create the strongest strand, double your thread so that if one of the threads breaks there will be a back-up thread. Use Silamide 2-ply waxed nylon thread and a #12 beading needle. For a professional finish, use bead tips or French wire when securing the thread to your clasp.

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