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27-01-2008, 10:26 PM
hi there all , please could someone help , i`ve just started making necklaces and bracelets and wondered what the best type of thread/ wire is to use , one that has high breaking strain and where could i get it ....... any advise warmly welcomed xx

27-01-2008, 11:35 PM
Hi there, to be honest it really depends on the design you are going for...maybe you could provide me with further info?There are so many types of wires you could use...

28-01-2008, 12:22 AM
beadalon wire 7 strand is a good start, tiger tail also comes in 7 strand and I actually thought they were the same thing until recently, but there is a bit of brand snobbery going on.

Basically it's really string flexible wire with a plastic coating, use crimps to secure it to your clasps etc and to also hold beads in place if you like.

Hope that helps

cherry nelson
28-01-2008, 05:05 AM
for very basic one, try using the clear elastic one. it works for me!

28-01-2008, 08:10 AM
many thanks , i`ll give it a try
regards Sharon x

28-01-2008, 08:12 AM
many thanks was thinking more along wire line
Sharon x

28-01-2008, 02:43 PM
There is the scientific wire company who supply just about any wire you can think of. Google them.:D

28-01-2008, 03:03 PM
I generally use Tigertail wire. It is both strong and versatile :)