C-Lon® Beading Thread

by Jake Woolley, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®

Tell me this hasn't happened to you: you're going about your daily business, then out of nowhere your necklace decides to burst, spilling beads everywhere. There you are frantically recovering tiny little beads while holding a frayed, unraveled thread strand. It's bad enough when this happens to you, but even worse if it was a piece you created for a customer.

A broken strand on a finished piece of jewelry is very frustrating. The resilience of jewelry comes down to the stringing material you choose to use. There are a lot of options out there, but which brand of thread gives you the feel, strength and look you need and your customers deserve? The answer ... C-Lon Thread.

C-Lon thread is a superior nylon monocord beading thread known for its use in various jewelry-making applications including bead stringing, pearl knotting, bead weaving, loom weaving, micro macramé, bead crochet, loom warping, peyote stitch or netting--wow, that's a lot of thread potential! If your jewelry-making style involves any type of multi-pass threading or intricate bead stitches, then C-Lon thread is a must-have for your beading studio.
C-Lon Thread

Highly recommended by top jewelry designers, C-Lon thread is soft yet durable, strong yet lightweight, plus it's available in a large variety of colors to complement your upcoming jewelry lines.

Here's a look at how you can benefit from using C-Lon beading thread:

Feel: C-Lon thread provides flexibility like sewing thread while giving more options for intricate patterns and improving the overall drape. It has almost no stretch or the stiffness sometimes found with heavily coated thread.

Strength: C-Lon thread maintains its integrity over time and won't break down due to needle or bead abrasions as quick as other threads. When beading with sharp-edged beads like Crystal Passions® crystals a strong thread, like C-Lon, is highly recommended to avoid beads cutting through the stringing material. It's always a good idea to pre-treat beading thread with beeswax--for added reinforcement and to makes the thread easier to work with.
  • C-Lon nylon thread size AA has a breaking strength of approximately 4 pounds
  • C-Lon nylon thread size D has a breaking strength of approximately 7 pounds

Lightweight: When it comes to lightweight thread, C-Lon offers improved strength compared to other lightweight parallel-fiber threads. This lightweight attribute allows for movement and enhanced results especially if your beading technique includes weaving thread through the same bead multiple times.

Colors: You'll find the color selection includes popular neutrals like black, white, dark cream and brown along with bright tones to make your designs pop such as turquoise blue, royal blue, green and red. C-Lon thread is UV protected, so it won't deteriorate in the sunlight and it keeps the thread colors looking bright.

Avoid thread breaks and jewelry mishaps by choosing a quality beading thread that won't compromise your designs. C-Lon thread is a top choice for professional jewelry designers and highly recommended by beads everywhere.

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