Euro Greek Leather (best quality), Indian Leather (good quality), Braided Leather, Faux Snake Skin, Suede Lace, Ultra Suede
This leather thong is from Greece. It is more consistent in width throughout the ball. Colors are more consistent from along the full length of cord on the spool, as well as from ball to ball. It is smoother. It is noticeably higher in quality than that from India. There is some differences in color from color lot to color lot.
Note: Sometimes when the leather is brand new, there may be a chemical dye smell to it. If this is the case, you should leave it open to the air for 2-3 days so that this smell will dissipate.
Available in sizes 1.5mm, 2mm, 2.5mm, 3mm, 4mm and 5mm
This acrylic vinyl cord is textured and imprinted with a faux snake skin pattern. This is available in brown or black. It comes in round (1mm, 2mm and 3mm) and flat (3mm and 5mm).
This thinner synthetic lace is a great substitute for the Real Suede Lace, and is typically used in making necklaces and bracelets. More durable than leather, this product is soft and pliable.
2mm wide by 1mm thick size in the following colors:
Available on 3-yard spools.
Of Special Interest...
See our selections of larger hole beads under CERAMIC, GLASS, and METAL sections.
FINISHING OFF THE ENDS...These Are The Kinds of Pieces to Choose From:
View in our FINDINGS section
Clamps and Ribbon/Bar Clamps
Cord and Chain Ends
Hook & Eye Clasps (some have larger openings on each end to slip a thicker cord through)
Adjustable End Caps For Thick Cords
You can also use raw or plated WIRE to wire-wrap your own ends. It's not that difficult to do.
1. Cut a piece about 2 1/2" long, and bend it into a U-shape
2. Cradle the cord within the U, so that you leave what will be the "loop" (bottom of the U-shape) open
3. Wrap another piece of wire around and around this U-shape. Keep the wire tight. Keep each successive coil close to the previous one.
Go down about 3/4" - 1". Then cut all the tails/ends off.
4. Tuck in any sharp ends underneath the coil, using a pliers.