To string with FireLine, use about two and a half times more thread than the length of your project. Cut the thread with Acculon® wire nippers to get a clean thread end. Pass the thread through a size 10 beading needle and slide the needle to the middle of the thread so you can work with doubled thread.
Wax the thread thoroughly. Pass the needle and thread through a 1/2 inch length of French wire and slide it to 1-inch from the thread end. String one half of your clasp and tie a square knot with the working and tail threads to loop the wire around the clasp. Pinch the working and tail threads together so they stick.
String your beads as desired, allowing the tail threads to tuck inside the first few beads if possible. When finished, string 1/2 inch of French wire, the other clasp half, and pass back through the last few beads strung. Tie an overhand knot around the thread between beads and pass through several more beads; repeat to secure the thread. Trim the working and tail threads close to the beads using a FiberFuse™ Thread burner. To add extra security, add a dab of G-S Hypo cement adhesive directly to each knot.Materials
Products sold by Fire Mountain Gems and Beads® are intended for experienced jewelry-makers and designer-artists; children 14 years of age or younger should use these products with adult direction.
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