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Is the FireLine thread like fishing line?

Berkley® FireLine thread is similar to fishing line due to its transparency. However, FireLine is made using a triple-weave process (and almost looks...

Which thread is the strongest?

Kevlar is the strongest of the thread types. It is also flexible and resists fraying when used with materials that have sharp or rough bead...

What is Braided Beading Thread?

Braided beading thread is a fiber that is made by braiding strong fibers together and differs from other beading threads since most are twisted....

I love working in all kinds of bead weaving stitches. However, no matter what stitch I use the bracelet always stretches or "grows". I use Fire line. I tie knots often. What else can I do to retain size? Thanks in advance.

You can condition FireLine® which should help. Cut the length you require and run the thread between your thumb and forefinger, using a tight grip on...

I was wondering which thread to use when stitching a necklace using a mix of beads, including seed beads and crystals. I would love a thread that is really strong and available in several colors.

Many customers prefer Silkon® bonded nylon thread. Since crystal and seed beads tend to have sharp edged holes, they tend to fray silk or softer...

I purchased some mountain ''jade'' lapis (6-10mm) from you. What type of thread should I use to string them into a necklace?

If you are using thread to string your beads, I would suggest Silkon® thread medium-weight # 2 or heavyweight #3. Silkon is designed to have the...

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...

What is the best type of seed bead and thread to sew beads onto satin doll clothes?

The size 11/0 seed beads have approximately a 1.8mm diameter and are always a good choice for miniature projects such as doll jewelry and clothing....

I make wrap bracelets and I am having trouble tying off my thread so that my knots aren't so visible. Any suggestions? I love your website and I look through my catalog every day! Thank you!

Knot your thread next to a bead with a large hole, secure your knot with an adhesive suitable to your beading material, then tuck your knot into the...

I've made a necklace using wire and thread (Accu-flex wire around the circumference with Fireline thread creating loops that vary in length), but I don't know how to finish it. Is it OK to crimp FireLine and soft Illusion cord?

FireLine® and Spiderwire® are strong and resist abrasion, however, these threads are susceptible to breaking when cut by really sharp edges on beads...

What is the conversion of color carded thread to the silk spool sizing of 00, 0, A, B, C, etc.?

The colored, carded thread (size 4) is equivalent to a size "E".MaterialsResources article chart article instructions

I have some Fireline, and it says "6 lb. test" on it. What does this mean?

Test and/or tensile strength is a measure of the material's ability to withstand stress, expressed as the greatest weight stress that the material...

What kind or size of thread do I use on the beading loom?

The most versatile warp threads are size D Nymo® thread and FireLine® thread for jewelry-making. They provide the best strength while keeping the...

What kind of wire or string should be used when making a necklace where the beads go all the way around the neck so it will lie flat?

Silk or nylon thread is a great choice because it gives your necklace a nice drape. Designers typically use silk thread, Purely Silk™ and Silkon®...

I want to make a pearl link necklace. How do I connect each circle? I want the pearls to form a link necklace!

If you're using metal wire, string the pearls onto a length of wire appropriate for the size circle you are creating, pass the wire ends through the...

What kind of knot do you tie when using elastic cord for a bracelet so it is secure when you're done beading?

It is recommended to tie elastic cord using a square or surgeon's knot. Provided below is a how-to video and illustrated instructions on both of...

I have been trying to hand knot a rose quartz necklace but find that the hole in the bead is larger than the knot. I have found this to be the case for most of the beads in this strand. I am using the thickest thread I can find. Can you help me?

Doubling the thread you are using will enlarge the knots and keep your beads in place.Silk threads, most often used in bead knotting projects, run in...

I am thinking about changing from wire to thread in my jewelry making. However, I don't know how you prepare your thread for a clasp. I know you don't use crimp beads but do you use wire guards? What do you do? And do you even recommend switching...

Practice makes perfect with either stringing media, so do not be disillusioned.First, let's address the beading wire. The wire you choose should...

Does anyone know what transite is? I bought some and am not sure what it's used for. I bought what I thought was thread and it is marked transite.

Transite refers to a clear monofilament with little stretch, similar to fishing line. This clear stringing material is perfect for creating...

I am planning to make a curtain out of beads (1970's style) and will use fishing line to string the beads. I would like to design a pattern in the middle made from seed beads. What type of wire will be best for the seed bead pattern so that the...

String with woven threads and cords with little if any stretch to avoid sagging. There is a great variety of woven choices for your curtain project,...

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