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« on: January 24, 2013 09:54:14 PM »

The fish wire I choose is very easy to break off when I stringing beads, is there any string can replace it?
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« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2013 03:54:33 AM »

Is it that really thin clear stuff?  Which type of beading are you doing?  Some sort of bead weaving like peyote stitch with seed beads?   

If you can pick a heavier tensile strength that will still pass through the beads, you could try that.

Some kinds of actual fishing line is made to degrade/break down after a while (environmentally friendly type deal), so it's better to get the stuff sold as actual beading material at a craft store.  I have read that stuff like FireLine, Powerpro, and Spiderwire is good to use. 



I do a lot of stuff with seed beads or delicas, and have awesome luck with this Silamide stuff.  It isn't clear, but comes in a bunch of colors.  It's sort of like Nymo  (a nylon beading thread), but it is twisted and comes pre waxed.  It doesn't wear or break as easily as Nymo; however, if you are using some sort of bead with holes or edges that are abrasive, you might be better trying something else.  Those brands of fishing line I mentioned in the last paragraph might work for the abrasive stuff.  Or look on the labels for a thread/line that has a core with some number of fibers, and is wrapped by others, or something with kevlar.  Sometimes they will have labels that let you know what they are best used for- ie something abrasive resistant, or something with all around good tensile strength.

Good luck!  I hope that gives you a hint in the right direction.  Smiley
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