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    Hello, i was wondering if anyone could help me. I have started a beading class and am currently using waxed whipping thread which is provided by the tutor. I have been on the net trying to buy some but i'm finding it very difficult. Does it come under a different name, or what am i doing wrong that i can't seem to find it? Thanks to anyone who can offer me any advice x

  • #2
    Hi Dawn Louise

    We don't actually have the thread you mentioned but there are a lot of other options for threading beads on - some more suited to certain beads or types of jewellery than others. We have a good range of different threads and beading wires here: http://www.kernowcraft.com/products/bead-stringing/

    What sort of beads are you using and what are you making? Perhaps there is another thread you can use which would work as well (or even better!).

    Best wishes

    Hannah
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    • #3
      Now, that's a thread I haven't heard of, but there's bound to be something similar available. It sounds like it's a thread-type thread, rather than a beading wire.

      Here's a couple of, hopefully, similar threads. No stretch thread http://www.jencel.co.uk/beads/nostretch.php which is a fine-ish nylon thread, suitable for most beads. Or there's waxed cotton cord http://www.jencel.co.uk/beads/cotton.php which is thicker and is good for cord necklaces or larger hoed beads.

      Then there's KO and Nymo, very fine threads, for use with seed beads.

      Fireline is a great thread, very fine, but very strong http://www.jencel.co.uk/beads/fireline.php

      And there's the multistrand beading wires, made from metal but with a plastic coating. They start with a basic 7 strand wire, which is the cheapest, and go up to 49 strand, which is the best, but most expensive.

      There's quite a variety of threads these days. Maybe your tutor could spend some time describing them all?
      Celia
      I can't be creative and tidy too
      www.jencel.co.uk for beads, findings and threads
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      • #4
        I looked up waxed whipping thread and found it on marine websites for splicing ropes and mending sails.... but not any beading sites! Maybe your tutor was using this as it was an cheaper option for learning the basic techniques with?
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        Kernowcraft Rocks & Gems Ltd
        Your Destination For Gemstones & Jewellery Making - Since 1967

        For jewellery making advice, call our friendly team on 01872 573888

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        • #5
          I recently bought some KO thread and love it! It might just be me, but it seems easier to thread than Nymo and (so far) hasn't got knotted or tangled.
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          • #6
            I agree. I love KO. But it is specifically for seedbeading, and although you could probably use it for a light necklace with quite small beads, I don't think it would work well with larger ones.
            Celia
            I can't be creative and tidy too
            www.jencel.co.uk for beads, findings and threads
            The Occasional Sheffield Bead Shop
            Jencel on Facebook

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