What beading wire should I use?
For the highest degree of flexibility 49 strand beading wire should be used, with 19 strand beading wire for designs that require good flexibility, and 7 strand beading wire used for designs that require some flexibility.
How do you use FireLine beading thread?
To string with FireLine, use about two and a half times more thread than the length of your project. Cut the thread with Acculon® wire nippers to get a clean thread end. Pass the thread through a size 10 beading needle and slide the needle to the middle of the thread so you can work with doubled thread.
How far can you stretch high tensile wire?
It allows the wire to be springy and bouncy. 12.5 gauge hi-tensile wire will stretch about 2% of its length – then it will return to initial tension.
What is the strongest beading wire?
Wire composition also dictates the strength of the wire; stainless steel and plated stainless steel are the strongest, while sterling silver is the least sturdy wire. Color is an important factor in choosing beading wire, especially when you are beading with translucent beads.
How do you secure a bead?
Tie one knot to secure the beads in place. Tie this knot as close to the end of the beading as possible to keep the beads from sliding around on the string and revealing the cord beneath. To position the knot as snugly as possible, form the knot loosely, then slide it into place as you tighten it.
Why does my beading wire keep breaking?
A. Breakage is typically caused by abrasion on the wire. The kinds of beads you’re can be sharp on the inside and can cut through the wire over time. We always recommend using a bead reamer to smooth any rough spots inside the bead holes.