A couple of weeks ago, Hazel asked a very interesting question: what is the difference between Fireline and Wildfire? And how do you know which to use? So, I’m here to take a look…...
If you’ve recently started beading, you have probably discovered the huge choice of beading thread. So, how do you know which to buy?
That’s the question I’m here to help you answer.
The real answer is, it depends on what you are making and how you bead. You see, the reason we have so much choice is because each type of thread has different advantages and disadvantages. So, you will want to understand a bit more about them in order to work out what is right for you.
What beading thread do you need?
That depends very much on what you are planning to make.
If you are stringing beads, then you would want a different type of thread to what you would use for bead weaving.
Then, there are all the different brands. Which of these is right for you?
Even if a designer has specified what brand of thread to use, you may discover that you struggle with it. So, I’m here to explain things.
Firstly, get to understand the different types of materials you have available. Then, try them out to see what works for you.
So, I’m not here to prescribe the perfect beading thread. I’m here to help you find what works for you.
Basically, if you’re standing in a beading shop staring a wall of stringing materials, wondering what they all are, this section will help. I’ve tried to explain the type of choices you will be facing and how to navigate them.
Now, this section is still under construction. After all, we’re still be treated to new materials! So, if I haven’t answered your question, just use this link to ask me and I’ll try and put together a post to help.
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