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    I want to make some real simple knotted bracelets using small gemstone rice beads, but not sure what thread to use. I've got some nylon thread but it doesn't seem quite thick enough as I have to knot several times between the beads. I've been looking at Silkon thread, but don't want to spend a lot of money on the various different colours if it's not quite right.

    Any other threads you'd advise trying?

    thanks
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  • #2
    I would recommend Griffin Silk... it comes in different sizes and colours and is wonderful to work with.... it's not the cheapest but it does come with a pre-threaded needle which is a godsend. I use it for my friendship bracelets and love it! x
    Sarah x

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    • #3
      Sarah's right - silk is lovely to knot with. I've also used this thread alot for knotting. It's nylon, and less soft to work with than silk, but it soon softens up with time, like a pair of jeans that soften when you wear them after washing.

      With knotting, you'll need to match the thread size to the hole size in the beads. It can take a bit of trial and error to find out which thickness thread to use, and whether to do a single or double knot.
      Celia
      I can't be creative and tidy too
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      • #4
        I've used the Beadsmith nylon thread so far. It's quite good, but needs knotting several times. Having said that I think I probably couldn't go any thicker on the thread as the thread won't really go through twice (unless I get organised and get a needle threaded!). I couldn't find that many colours before, so will get some of the other colours to match the beads I'm using.

        Thanks for your comments.
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        • #5
          Lol, Emma. A needle could make quite a difference And you can also use a thread doubled or use 4 strands depending on the hole size.
          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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