Types of Stringing Materials

TYPES OF STRINGING MATERIAL

PUTTING  BEADS ON A PIECE OF THREADING MATERIAL IS KNOWN AS 'STRINGING' A COMPLETED PIECE IS THEN CALLED A SRAND

  • MEMORY WIRE - MADE OF CIRCULAR STEEL AND HOLDS ITS SHAPE - COMES IN VARIOUS BRACELET SIZES. ALONG WITH RING OR NECKLACE MEMORY WIRE SIZE. 
  • WIRE - WIRE IS STIFFER BUT CAN BE EASILY MOVED INTO VARIOUS SHAPES PERFECT FOR WIRE WORK AND MAKING RINGS, PENDANTS, WEAVING, CROUCHETING AND EVEN MAKING  EARINGS FROM SCRATCH.JUST USIE WIRE AND A FEW BEADS AND CREATE A STUNNING PIECE. COMES IN VARIOUS COLOURS AND SIZES.
  • NYLON CORD/RATTAIL - ALSO KNOWN AS SATIN CORD, IS A LOT SMOOTHER. BOTH COME IN VARIOUS SIZES AND COLOURS 1.5MM AND 2MM IS MOST POPULAR). EXCELLENT FOR MACRAME BRAIDS AND KUMIHIMIMO BRAIDING.
  • BEADING THREAD/TIGERTAIL - IS THIN AND FLEXIBLE MOSTLY KNOW AS TIGERTAIL ... PERFECT FOR ALL TYPES OF WORKS... COMES IN VARIOUS COLOURS AND SIZES, TIGERTAIL HAS ONE FLAW IN WHICH IT CAN NOT BE KNOTTED SO CRIMPING IS ESSENTIAL , I HIGHLY RECOMMEND TO DOUBLE CRIMP TO ENSURE LONGER LASTING JEWELLERY.
  • ELASTIC - IS THE MOST POPULAR FOR BEGINNERS, DEPENDING ON THICKNESS U CAN EVEN THREAD IT THROUGH SINGULARY, DOUBLY OR EVEN TRIPLE IT. THEY TEND TO BE SURGOEN KNOTTED N GLUED/NAIL POLISHED. VERY POPULAR FOR BEGINNERS AND CHILDRENS JEWELLERY.
  • ILLUSION/INVISIBLE CORD - ALSO KNOWN AS MONOFILAMENT IS A SINGLE STRAND OF NYLON THREAD WHICH IS STRONG, MOST COMMONLY BROUGHT IN CLEAR TO CREATE MORE OF A FLOATING LOOK TO JEWELLERY HENCE THE NAME ILLUSION CORD. BEST USE IS FOR NECKLACES.
  • RIBBON - A FAB WAY TO MAKE YOUR JEWELLERY DIFFERENT USE AS PART OF A NECKLACE OR THREAD THROUGHT THE LINKS OF CHAIN.
  • LEATHER - COMES IN SEVERAL THICKNESSES VERY POPULAR FOR MENS JEWELLERY. CAN ALSO COME IN FAUX LEATHER.
  • POLYSTER CORD - WONT SHRINK FROM MOISTURE, LESS LIKELY TO THRAY.
  • SILK - VERY VERSATILE COMES IN SIZES 0-16 (0 THINEST - 16 THICKEST)BEST TO BE PRESTRETCHED WHEN USING WITH BEADS . SILK IS EXCELLENT FOR THOSE DELICATE BEADS AND SO EASILY KNOTTED UNLIKE SOME THREADS/CORDS.
  • SILVER WIRE- STERLING SILVER WIRE IS ALSO KNOWN AS 925 STERLING SILVER, IT GETS ITS NAME BECAUSE ITS 92.5% PURE SILVER AS 7.5% IS MADE UP FROM OTHER METALS TO MAKE IT MORE PLIABLE AND HARDER FOR ITS USUAGE IN JEWELLERY MAKING.
  • SUEDE - TENDS TO BE FLATTER AND THICKER THAN LEATHER. CAN ALSO COME IN FAUX SUEDE , FAUX SUEDE IS STRONGER AND MORE CONSISTANT THAN REAL SUEDE.
  • NYMO BEADING CORD - EXCELLENT FOR THREADING SEEDIES, NYMO CONSISTS OF NON TWISTED FIBRE FILAMENT AND IS IDEAL FOR STRINGING SMALLER BEADS.
  • TUBULAR MESH RIBBON - CAN BE STRETCHED AND SHAPED AS REQUIRED YOU CAN STITCH IT TOGETHER OR SIMLY LEAVE IT AS IT IS, VERY VERSATILE AND RE USABLE IF YOU GO WRONG.
  • RUBBER TUBING - GREAT ADDITION TO ADD TO MEMORY WIRE, SIMPLY SLIDE IT ON AND CUT TO SIZE REQUIRED THIS TUBING COMES IN MANY COLOURS TO ADD A SOFTER FEEL TO THE BRACELET/NECKLACE.
  • STRETCH MAGIC - LIKE ELASTIC IS GREAT FOR KIDS JEWELLERY VERY CHEAP CAN BE CRIMPED OR KNOTTED. CAN BE USED WITH CHUNK BEADS IF NEEDED AS SURPRISINGLY THIS MATERIAL IS RATHER STRONG, AVOID SHARP EDGE BEADS THO.
  • CHAIN - GREAT WAY TO MAKE CHARM BRACELETS BY JUST ADDING BEADS AND CHARMS EITHER BY JUMPRINGS OR HEADPINS VERY EFFECTIVE AND PRETTY. CAN BE USED IN LOTS OF DIFFERENT WAYS TO CREATE MANY STYLES.. WIDELY USED IN MANY TYPES OF MAKES AND FOR ALL OCCASSIONS. COMES IN MANY THICKNESSES COLOURS AND STYLE CHAINS