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« on: November 14, 2009 08:27:43 AM »

Hi ladies and beading gurus,
I have been asked by a friend to restring a necklace that she bought as a gift for her mom. This is the necklace:


I am just not sure what would be best to use for stringing. Originally it was on what looked like a really fine nylon string- reminded me of dental floss. I find tiger wire so stiff, but I have never used anything other than that so I am not sure what would be strongest but still allow for flexibility of the necklace.

Any suggestions would be appreciated!
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« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2009 07:54:29 AM »

I'd go with the higher-strand count, or more flexible, product from SoftFlex or Beadalon. If you look at the Beadalon package, they have a little guage that shows you how flexible it is. You can also see it here: http://www.beadalon.com/49StrandStringingWires.asp

Silk would be strong enough, but is difficult to finish the ends so it looks nice.
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« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2009 11:55:17 PM »

I really strongly prefer beading wire for heavy stones- it holds up well without stretching and less concern with the strand breaking or fraying. there are very thin and flexible beading wires available, like the person above me recommended, the beadalon line (which can be found at Joanns and Michaels) is pretty awesome. Check out www.firemountaingem s.com too Smiley
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