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  • Striging Swarovski Crystals

    Hi everyone,

    Ive always been told beadalon wire 29 strand is the best to use with crystals. However I dont really like working with it. Im not a fan of crimps you see Is there a differnt type of string that would be durable but flexible enough. I much prefer beading with string. Is there anything out there that anyone know of that i can try?
    Last edited by Vixxie Jewels; 30-09-2009, 01:21 PM.
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    I dont like beadalon, I use plastic coated wire for my swarovskis and seems to have been good so far.
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    • #3
      I've been using monofilament line Swarovski bracelets and necklaces lately and I find it good to work with, no kinks and it's very strong.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Seahorse View Post
        I dont like beadalon, I use plastic coated wire for my swarovskis and seems to have been good so far.
        Hi seahorse,
        Thanks for your reply. Just a little stressed cos im trying to prevent them from breaking. So am in despirate need of advice wanted to know what everyone else uses. I must be goin wrong sumwhere
        What make/size wire do you use? Do you finish with crimps?

        Thanx again
        vix
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        • #5
          Originally posted by ldw View Post
          I've been using monofilament line Swarovski bracelets and necklaces lately and I find it good to work with, no kinks and it's very strong.
          Thanks hun. Yeah i like using monofilament myself on woven pieces but I find on single strands its not so good as it curls after a while.....have u ever used silk thread? Would that be any good?

          thanks
          vix
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          • #6
            Have you ever tried Fireline? http://www.jencel.co.uk/beads/fireline.php

            It doesn't feel like a thread, but you use it in the same way, with a needle and knots, and it hangs beautifully?
            Celia
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            • #7
              Originally posted by jencel View Post
              Have you ever tried Fireline? http://www.jencel.co.uk/beads/fireline.php

              It doesn't feel like a thread, but you use it in the same way, with a needle and knots, and it hangs beautifully?
              Hi celia,

              I have used fireline before. It definately hangs better than wire and is easy to work with im just worried about breakage. Ive had problems before. Do you think that is durable enough for stringing bicones and such? Its hard to decide what t use the last thing i want is them coming back broken!

              Vixxie
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              • #8
                Hi Vixxie,
                Fireline is generally recommended for use with crystals. If you're worried about it, a good way to do it would be to put a seed bead either side of the crystal to give the thread a bit more protection, if your design will allow this. Or you could use it double for extra strength.
                Celia
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