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Many beaders use silk cord usually size 0 to 2 for their projects. Nylon coated wire is gentle too, and while it can cut some pearls, it is especially good for working with the coin freshwater pearl delicately strung between findings, spacers, and lengthy beads. The nylon is sturdy, and if you're using an end or center drilled coin freshwater pearl, it won't have much contact area to damage. As with all pearl projects, if you wear them a lot, plan to restring the pearls each 1 to 2 years to keep them looking their best. If you're not using knots between your coin pearls, nylon thread is a good, strong alternative to silk.