What is a bead wire?
Beading wire is actually a bundle of fine strands of stainless steel wires, all encased in a nylon coating. Beading Wire is the best wire to use for most bead stringing projects. (It’s best to use silk cord and synthetics for stringing pearls and other beads that require knotting, rather than for bead stringing.)
What type of wire is used for beading?
24 gauge jewelry wire is a good all-purpose wire diameter. 24-gauge wire is fine enough to fit through most gemstone beads, and is durable enough to make good wire-wrapped loops. 22 gauge jewelry wire is a good general-purpose wire gauge.
What is the difference between Wildfire and Fireline?
Both threads are thin but incredibly strong, they are fray and stretch resistant, waterproof, easy to thread through a needle, and while Wildfire is available in more colors, Fireline is available in more thicknesses. If you are in the market for a strong beading thread, give Wildfire or Fireline a try!
How do you measure bead hole?
For beads that are a briolette, teardrop or melon shape – the length is used as a measurement from the top to the bottom (perpendicular to the string/cord) of the bead and the width is measured from one end of the bead hole to the other (parallel to the string) from the widest part of the bead.