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,
Bookmarks can be made with many types of beads; the type of bead you choose will help determine what type and size thread to use. Below is a list of recommendations to help guide you in making your selections.
Delica® seed beads, size 11/0 - nylon thread or FireLine®
Hex 2-cut beads, size 11/0 or bugle beads - FireLine
Seed beads, size 11/0 or rocailles, size 15/0 - nylon thread, silk thread or FireLine
Tila® beads and Twin™, 2-hole seed beads if woven flat - nylon thread or FireLine
Metal beads, 1mm - FireLine
Be sure to also see the metal bookmarks that can be embellished with beads.
- Tammy Honaman, Author, Jewelry-Making Expert and Educator