Your favorite beads for necklace or bracelet creations need the right material on which to string your precious beads and gemstone finds. We carry silk in dozens of colors and sizes to beautify any jewelry with beads, and leather cord and hemp in a variety of colors & styles.
Looking for the proper needles and adhesives to finish your beading project? We've got them along with Beadalon Beading Wire and many other Basic Beading Supplies.
Beadalon is composed of tiny stainless steel cables coated with nylon. It's available in a variety of sizes and weights. Each type of wire has two important characteristics: number of strands and wire diameter. The number of strands determines the flexibility of the wire and the diameter determines the size and strength of the wire as well as what beads can be used.Size Use
0.010 For lightweight bead stringing and weaving of seed beads, freshwater pearls, and very small gemstone beads. Requires the use of micro-crimps.
0.012 & 0.013 For use with beads that have very small holes, including crystal beads, seed beads, and freshwater pearls. Requires micro-crimps.
0.015 & 0.018 The most versatile sizes for making necklaces, bracelets, and anklets using medium to heavy gemstones, crystals, seed beads, or glass or metal beads.
0.020 & 0.021 For medium-weight designs with large or heavy gemstone beads with unevenly drilled holes (common to most gemstone beads).
0.024 & 0.026 For designs using beads that are large or heavy, or have larger holes, such as African trade beads, or larger glass or gemstone beads.
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