Posted June 10, 2014 by Esslinger Staff
Silk Bead Cord is used for beads with smaller holes such as freshwater pearls and beads under 5 mm. Add a designer look by using our Tri-Cord knotter and placing knots on either side of the pearl. Wide spectrum of colors available.
Nylon Bead Cord is used as an all purpose bead cord. Use Beeswax to coat the cord to keep it from fraying and tangling when it is repeatedly threaded through metal beads with sharp edges. It is available in a wide spectrum of colors: using light colors against a dark bead will lighten that bead color and dark color cord will darken a light bead. For example: White cord with a garnet bead will add to the luminosity of the bead.
Tiger Tail is a commonly used stringing material, and does not require a needle.
Beadalon is our favorite stringing material. Unlike Tiger Tail which can sometimes kink, Beadalon wire remains soft and pliable even when using the smaller beads. Beadalon is a multi-strand braided stainless steel wire with a nylon coating.
C-Thru Translucent is perfect for stringing Austrian Crystals, or any light colored bead when the cord to should probably not be visible.
Stretch Magic is a flexible clear elastic cord. It is often used for slip-on crystal bracelets and is a beader’s favorite as it only requires a knot to finish.
Memory Wire is a pre-coiled stainless steel wire that retains it shape. It is very popular for wine charm markers and bracelets.
Rattail is a round, satin-like cord often used to show off one large pendant or centerpiece as its beautiful colors beg to be seen.
Leather Cord is always a popular stringing material as there is no finishing required. Simply add a pendant or centerpiece, tie a bow and go.