Wrapped cord bracelets continue to be an enduringly popular beading technique. The most common question we hear is what stringing material is best for a wrap cord bracelet? Today we are going to compare three commonly used threads and discuss how their unique characteristics function in a wrapped cord bracelet.
There are lots of ways to keep your beading thread tangle-free, but eventually every beader encounters a seemingly impossible knot. Keep today’s tip to use a beading awl in mind next time you’re faced with a knotted mess!Most beaders’ first instinct with a knot is to try untangling it with their fingernails. If that fails, […]
Polyethylene beading threads, like FireLine, are some of the most durable bead weaving threads available. If I use FireLine to weave a project I’m confident my jewelry won’t break or tear over time. But the durability that makes a project last longer can also wreak havoc on your beading scissors. Luckily you can use today’s […]
How many times have you wished for an extra set of hands? I wind up wanting at least one extra hand to hold the end of my project every time I work on a braiding, wrapping or knotting piece. In a pinch you can grab the end of a project between your knees, […]
If you have ever worked on a bead weaving project with Swarovski Elements Crystals and found that your thread keeps breaking, you may have cursed your project and tossed it to the side, too frustrated to fix it and continue. Don’t worry, it’s not your fault that the thread breaks; you may just […]
“What beading thread should I use?” This age-old question about bead weaving stumps many beginning bead weavers as well as some more advanced weavers. It’s not uncommon for people to first ask what size of thread they need for their project, but actually nearly all of the threads at FusionBeads.com will fit through […]