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Starting with jewelry making - Row wire

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What kind of wire?

With more than 800 different types of cord & leather you might not know where to start with. We have the best-selling driving wires 1 page put together >>>

Quick choice

Jewelry Lock? Driving wire
bracelet No Elastic, Memory Wire
bracelet sliding sleeve satin, wax cord, nylon, leather
bracelet Yes coated iron wire, nylon, leather
chain No Only for long necklaces
elastic (we do not recommend), transparent nylon (fish wire), coated iron wire
chain sliding sleeve Satin, wax cord, nylon
chain Yes coated iron wire, nylon, leather

1. Elastic

The most sold driving wire: transparent elastic

We currently sell 5 different sizes elastic.

Which size do you need?

0.5mm >> For small beads, freshwater pearls, 12/0 seedilles

0.6mm >> Also for smaller beads 4-6mm, seed beads

0.7mm >> can be done by almost all beads

0.8mm >> for 8mm beads, large seed beads, precious stones.

1.0mm >> For large beads, 10mm precious stones.

For transparent elastic you do not necessarily need a row length. With a row needle you are a lot faster. Do you never never close the elastic knot? Then click on the link below. Then you also get it done.

Colored elastic

Colored elastic does not fit through all beads. Is mainly used for bracelets where you can still see the wire. Or for children. This elastic can be stretched more often and better than the transparent elastic.

This elastic is usually too thick to string with a row needle. Cut the end diagonally and use a lighter to carefully scream the end. Don't let this cord stitches very much and your point then only becomes thicker.

2. Coated iron wire

This is my favorite wire to strengthen chains with a lock. No needle. I also often use this wire as an improvised needle.

The difference between 0.38 and 0.45 mm is not so very large. The 0.38mm is slightly smoother. If you have very heavy beads, use the thread double.

COAT IRIZER WIDE Create your pinch beads, do you want to know how? Then follow the link below.

3. Nylon or Rattail?

The difference between nylon and rattail is in the finish. Rattail Nylon is something matter, just nylon shines. Rattail cord is something stiff with some colors.

Nylon 0.8mm fits through most beads. But for the very small beads, such as Miyuki Rocailles 11/0 or 4mm gems, we also have 0.5mm Rattail cord.

With the nylon cord you can mine, knots, slide closures and Macramoes.



Nylon cord can be strung with a needle. Doesn't your wire not double through the beads? Then burn a tip on the cord. Now let it burn it (really size 1 sec). You get a scoop of melted nylon. This melted nylon pulls you out very quickly to a point. Wet your fingers!

4. (Shiny) Wax cord

The difference between wax cord and shiny wax cord 

Wax cord is made of cotton. Shiny wax cord is a polyesther. Simply wax cord you cannot melt with a lighter. Shiny wax cord is just a little thicker and stiff.

Both cords can be used to use buttons, macramoes, stringing and sliding.

Not all beads fit on wax cord. From about 6mm glass beads, 6/0 seed beads, acrylic and metal beads often fit over it.

You can no tip on cotton wax cord. We use the Hasulith glue to make it a dot to string it easier.

Shiny wax cord

cotton wax cord

5. Satin

Very popular at the moment: Satin cord

This cord is mainly used to make bracelets intermediaries. Place 2 nice sliders and your bracelet is ready.

We have satin cord in 1mm and 2mm. You can also use the thin satin cord to believe. For example, we make chains where you have beads at the bottom, but the top is knotted. Not all beads fit the 1mm satin cord.

6. Leather cord

Leather cord is not used so often to raise beads. With the exception of the 1mm leather cord. This thin leather cord can be used with, for example, 6/0 seed beads.

Use on the thin leather cord no very heavy beads. Larger metal beads or leather locks can be strung on thicker leather.

7. Nylon Fish wire

Never used by us. But a lot sold. You can string with nylon fish yarn. Fastening is only a thing. Button can, but do a drop of glue on the button. It is also possible with squeezing beads, but be careful. Squeeze beads have a sharp edge that can cut the cord.