Stringing Beads

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Stringing Beads

Besides jewelry supplies such as leather and wires, you can string your beads on soft stringing products such as hi-tech braided beading thread, clear elastic cord and clear monofilament cord. Hi-tech braided bead thread is much stronger than silk-based threads, more resistant to fraying and doesn't need to be stretched before using. It is pre-waxed and stronger than silk with a break rating of 20 pounds. You can also string beads on different thicknesses of laces and ribbons. Ribbons look good sewn onto brooch findings and earrings.

   

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