Griffin Silk Bead Cord on cards with needle for beads and pearls. Cards have about 6 1/2 feet (2 meters) of cord plus a needle.
Simply take it from the card and off you go. The twisted stainless steel needle at the end of the cord saves threading time. Doubling the thread is not necessary. You can knot the cord easily because the thread has the correct twist.
The most popular sizes are #0, #1 and #2 for use with pearls, and #4 and #6 for use with other beads.
100% real silk is the traditional way of bead stringing. We suggest using silk cords when your project is all pearls or mostly pearls. Other stringing materials hurt the pearls. Silk tends to fray and stretch. Silk breaks down in 3-5 years, so anything strung with silk will have to be restrung.
BEAD CORDS vs. THREADS
People often confuse BEAD CORDS and THREADS.
Beading Threads are very thin ribbons, and are meant to be fully covered with beads, thus hidden within your pieces. They are typically waxed with beeswax to keep them from fraying. Threads, once waxed, are actually stronger and more durable than bead cords, but they are unsightly. Threads are used in both bead weaving and bead stringing projects.
Beading Cords are threads that are braided together, to make them visually attractive. But you don't wax bead cords -- this would make them ugly. So bead cords will have problems of fraying and stetching that waxed threads will not. Bead Cords are used for projects where you want the cord to show, like putting knots between beads, or tin cup necklaces where you have a cluster of beads, then a length of cord showing, and then another cluster of beads, then the cord, and so forth.
PEARL KNOTTING WARREN'S WAY
w/8mm Beads or w/10mm Beads
Bead Stringing Curriculum
Classic Elegance! Learn a simple Pearl Knotting technique anyone can do.
No special tools. Beautiful. Durable. Wearable.