Topics: Waxed Cord Size

Q.
How do I determine what size waxed cord to use for glass and wood beads?
- Mareta
A.
Use calipers or a slide gauge to measure the diameter of the bead holes. Use the thickest diameter cording that will fit through your beads. Waxed cord comes in 0.5mm, 1mm, and 2mm thicknesses.

If your project requires that you thread through the same bead hole two times, choose the cord thickness that is closest to half the diameter of the bead hole you are using in your design.

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