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What size beads can you use with leather cord?

Most sizes of beads will work; just keep in mind that the bead hole has to be large enough to fit the cord through. For designs using 0.5mm to 1mm...

What thread do you use for bead crochet?

You have a couple of options:Silkon® Bonded nylon thread works well for crochet. Most beads string well onto this thread, which is a synthetic...

I would like instructions on stringing a mother of pearl necklace. What type of string do you recommend and does each pearl have to be knotted?

Either Accu-Flex® beading wire, for regular stringing projects or silk threads, for knotting projects will work well with mother-of-pearl beads, and...

How do I choose the size stretch cord to make bracelets?

The size stretch cord needed for a project mostly depends on the size of the beads you are using and the diameter of the bead hole. Usually, the...

I've been making beaded bracelets with Powercord and GS Hypo Cement, but the knots still seem to come loose after wearing a few times. Can you recommend a different cement/adhesive product for this purpose?

When finishing Powercord®, we recommend using a square or surgeon's knot since these are the most secure knots for this type of elastic material....

When working with wood beads, what type of stringing material works best?

The best stringing materials include leather cord, satin cord, imitation leather and cotton cord and hemp cord are great materials to use when...

What is the best chain or cord to use with the Dione beads or any large hole beads.

Caprice chain, 3-4mm rubber cording, 3mm woven cotton, 3-4mm leather cording, 3mm bolo cord and 3x1mm faux suede lacing will all work great with the...

I recently ordered 1 and 2mm waxed cotton cord in multiple colors and none of my cord tips fit properly. What size inside diameter (ID) should I order for each size cord? Thank you.

Folding or crimping cord ends and tips have an inside dimension listed in their measurements. When purchasing, order the same inside dimension as...

Will metal heishi beads fit over 1mm and 2mm leather?

The holes in metal heishi beads range from approximately 1 - 1.5mm, making them too small to use with leather cord. However, the beads will fit on...

What is the best type of glue to use when gluing leather cord into cord ends?

E-6000® is a nice choice because it is clear, flexible, adheres metal to leather and is water resistant.MaterialsResources chart how-to video and...

I need to re-string a carnelian bead Mali prayer necklace. What type of medium would you recommend? Satin? Silk? Something else? Should I knot in between each bead for strength?

We recommend restringing the carnelian beads using Silkon® thread in heavyweight. Silkon is a nylon based thread which has the drape of silk. The...

Which bead tip do I use with Satinique cord?

Fold-over cord tips or crimp tubes with loops are used for cord because they remain secure once clamped over the cording. These also have loops on...

How do I determine what size waxed cord to use for glass and wood beads?

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...

What is the best wire for making a flexible bracelet and the best stretch cord size?

Accu-Flex® beading wire is highly recommended, as it is a kink-resistant strong beading wire that still offers flexibility when worn. It's available...

I have been seeing watch bands made with beads and safety pins and they just stretch. What would be a good choice of stringing material to use so the safety pin will not break it and it stretches.

Powercord® is an elastic cord that returns to its original shape after stretching. It is recommended to use the largest diameter cord that will fit...

What type of beads work best with 20-pound hemp?

20-pound hemp cording is 1mm in diameter and works best with beads that have holes larger than 1mm. Refer to the Seed Bead Sizes and Hole Sizes chart...

I live in Denver, CO and I have a problem with elastic cording breaking. My guess is it due to the lack of humidity. What would be the best elastic cording to use that will last?

Elastic does have a shelf life and is notorious for breaking after some years. Environmental factors such as heat and arid climates can hasten the...

I would like to make stretch bracelets, and I have two different types of cord, one is plastic, the other is almost like a fabric, the fabric frays when I use it, how can I stop this from happening?

Applying a dab of adhesive would prevent the cording from fraying. Depending on the type of fabric used in your cording, Dritz® Fray Check™ may work...

Question: I want to make necklaces with leather cord. I must buy supple cord so that it falls "flowing" around neck, not stiff. Nothing is mentioned about your leather spools. Please advise, I need all colors, all sizes, and all must be very...

Ellada Leather™ cord has the nicest drape of the 100% leather cord we have. Thinner cord will always be slightly more flexible so consider the size...

When making items with elastic cord, can I use a hot glue gun to secure the knot on the project?

E6000® Jewelry and Craft Adhesive is the best adhesive to use to secure knots on stretchy stringing materials. E6000 is flexible when cured so it can...

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