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Dingledel - 01/10/2016 10:34:37
   
Beading thread choices???
Not sure how many jewellery makers out there but I will ask anyway. :roll: Recently I have got more into beading, not the delicate, detailed, complicated kind, more macrame beaded styles and I am gradually looking to increase my stock of stringing materials. I prefer to use leather as a base, it seems to hold it's shape more and I hope it will be more long lasting and hard wearing. I have been using BeadSmith's S Lon cord (.5mm) and am getting on well with that but now I need something finer and I don't want to lose strength. I am confused as to what has got the best reputation: KO Nylon Beading thread, Nymo Side D or Superlon D....or something else. Has anyone got any experience or advise please, it would be much appreciated. Thank you. xx
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Crafty Nanna - 01/10/2016 10:40:07
   
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I'm sorry Adele I really can't help with that one but will watch to see the answers as I am not sure which is the best to be buying.
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tazzy - 04/10/2016 09:53:00
   
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I do a lot of Kumihimi beading .. I think you cant go wrong with the Superlon.. i know lots of other kumi' makers use this... it also depends on what thickness you want.. beasmith is good to buy from Hope this helps :hug:
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ObstinatePursuit - 07/10/2017 17:28:14
   
RE:Beading thread choices???

Hi Adele! I'm a beader (usually the more complicated, little seed beads) and I have a lot of different threads, so hopefully I'll be able to help out :) 

What size of beads are you using? The threads that you can use will very much be linked to how wide the hole is in the beads! 

For what it's worth, I love C-Lon. It's a fine thread (under 0.5mm) and is fantastic for threading beads with smaller holes. It's also available in lots of colours. There's a wider diameter available as well for heavier beading! 

For smaller, seed beads, I use Fireline. It was developed as a 'Fishing Line' so is very strong, durable and knot-free! It's a little on the expensive side, but it doesn't stretch like other beading threads. 

I really hope this helps, but feel free to reply (or PM) if you have any questions! :)
 

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