A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Do you know about all of these Craftster features?
Total Members: 298,245
Currently Running With Scissors:
820 Guests and 37 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: How to choose a string of jewelry making  (Read 401 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
EchoLin
« 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?
THIS ROCKS   Logged

crafts make me happy
Listessa
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Summertime Slacker Crafter
Offline Offline

Posts: 1117
Joined: 05-Jun-2008

Buried in Beads!


View Profile available for personal swaps
« 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
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Looking to de-stash cross stitch magazines, particularly Cross Stitch Gold or New Stitches?  Please drop me a line!  I'd love to swap or buy some missing from my library!
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Ashley Weatherford: August Skin
Faith McGee: Makeup For Last Night
Stephanie Lee: Beauty By Lee
Pamela Lal: PAMELUXE
Katherine Zemla: Manicure Addict
Latest Blog Articles
October 29, 2014 Featured Projects
Craft Challenge #103, Foodie Frenzy 2 Winner
Tute Tuesday: Upcycled Car Trash Bag with Liner

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.