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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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 , and .Resources illustrated...

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...

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 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 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 , string the pearls onto a length of wire appropriate for the size circle you are creating, pass the wire ends through the last...

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 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....

How do you know what size thread to use for a necklace strung with knots in between each bead? I have had experience with the beads slipping over the knots.

When knotting pearls, it is likely that freshwater cultured pearls will have much smaller holes than glass pearls or Swarovski crystal crystal...

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...

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 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 am making a pair of Southwest-style earrings with seed beads and bugle beads. The earrings are hanging incorrectly; they're not hanging straight. How can I correct this? I used FireLine® beading thread, but someone told me to use a stretchy...

Nymo® beading thread works wonderfully for earrings because it is lightweight and strong, and it allows stitched beads to drape beautifully. The...

While making a double strand pearl and crystal bracelet the needle broke off the end of one of the threads. How can I fix this without starting all over with new thread? I tried coating the end with nail polish but it isn't stiff enough to get...

You can form a needle at the end of one or two strands of silk thread with adhesives that work well with natural fibers, such as Gum Arabic and...

I am looking for a thread/cord that WON'T STRETCH and can be used with heavier beads and knotted to finish. I have read that Dandyline braided beading cord is a good one, but you don't carry it. So, which is the correct one to use? Also, I would...

FireLine® thread is great for working with seed beads, crystals and heavier beads when making jewelry. Renowned for its exceptional strength and...

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