"Knot With My Thread" - Stringing Choices For Beading & Jewelry Making.
There are many issues about the choice of stringing material for beading. Here is an interesting article on the different stringing materials and their usage.
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One very important lesson I learned is that there is no one, all-purpose (Universal) stringing material.
Here are the major stringing materials along with how and when to use each of them.
SILK THREAD: Silk has a wondrous hand (a soft, flexible feel). This thread comes in many sizes and colors. It comes packaged on spools, and carded with an attached needle. This is a classic stringing material and forms beautiful knots between pearls and beads. But, silk tends to be relatively fragile. It can stretch, be cut by abrasive beads, rot when wet, and pearls strung on silk should be re strung every few years. It is best to use silk when stringing pearls and lightweight, smooth-holed beads, only. A needle is necessary.
NYLON THREAD: (Nymo): This thread also comes in many sizes and colors. It comes packaged on spools, on bobbins, and carded with a needle attached. Nylon can be used where-ever silk can and is not as fragile. This material knots beautifully and can be used for pearl stringing, in some strun
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