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Seed Bead Crafting

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Hello, 

I just joined your forums. I make beads strings to hang from vests for Veteran motorcycle groups. Usually I work with barrel beads and have always used leather cord. This latest project will have me in new territory using seed beads. 

My question is this: The strings hang from vests that will be subject to high wind and other weather elements. I was thinking of using a high grade fishing line, the beads I am using are sized 6 at the biggest and sized 15 for some high detail. Will fishing line fit through these? Is fishing line the best for this purpose?

 

Thanks for any help

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Hi there, many beading companies sell monofilament beading thread, which is similar to fishing line and comes in a variety of thicknesses - Beadalon, Fireline, and the Bead Smith are among some of the best known brands and are pretty strong. These links also talk about various threads and cords for beading, which might be useful:

 

https://www.myworldofbeads.com/beading-thread/

https://www.firemountaingems.com/resources/encyclobeadia/charts/722x

https://www.kernowcraft.com/jewellery-making-tips/beading-and-threading-techniques-and-advice/stringing-beads-with-small-holes

 

We hope this is helpful - good luck!

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