Euro Greek Leather (best quality), Indian Leather (good quality), Braided Leather, Faux Snake Skin, Suede Lace, Ultra Suede
This leather thong is from Greece. It is more consistent in width throughout the ball. Colors are more consistent from along the full length of cord on the spool, as well as from ball to ball. It is smoother. It is noticeably higher in quality than that from India. There is some differences in color from color lot to color lot.
Note: Sometimes when the leather is brand new, there may be a chemical dye smell to it. If this is the case, you should leave it open to the air for 2-3 days so that this smell will dissipate.
Available in sizes 1.5mm, 2mm, 2.5mm, 3mm, 4mm and 5mm
This leather will be somewhat uneven in width along its length. It's texture is rougher than that of European leather. There is a big difference in color from color lot to color lot. For example, the natural color can range from very white to very light brown.
This line also includes some metallic colors, like silver, gold and copper.
Each braided cord is described by its:- color (black or natural)- number of leather cords that make up the braid (3, 4, 6)
Braided leather may come as a
Expect consistent quality and excellent value from this machine braided leather cord. The 3mm cord gives the look of heavy cord in a small size -- ideal for watchbands, ladies' bolos and necklaces. Some splicing may occur. Cord widths are approximate.
NOTE RE: THICKNESS: the 3mm is really 4mm thick; the 4mm is really 5mm thick; the 5mm is really 6mm thick.
This acrylic vinyl cord is textured and imprinted with a faux snake skin pattern. This is available in brown or black. It comes in round (1mm, 2mm and 3mm) and flat (3mm and 5mm).
("Real" is a brand name)
This thinner leather suede lace is typically used in making necklaces and bracelets. The easiest way to finish off the ends for a clasp is to use a foldover clamp, and attach a clasp, like a lobster claw, to one end.
(1/8" wide by apprx 1/16" thick by 25 yard spool)
The manufacturing has been re-thinking their colors on this leather suede lace product, and they are running much darker than the samples in the color chart. The pink is a dark pink, the lilac is purple. We'll update the color chart when we feel the manufacturer is set on the color scheme.
This suede lace (by tejas) is typically used as lacing in clothing, footwear and hatwear. It is not as a great a material for necklaces and bracelets.
This thinner synthetic lace is a great substitute for the Real Suede Lace, and is typically used in making necklaces and bracelets. More durable than leather, this product is soft and pliable.
2mm wide by 1mm thick size in the following colors:
Available on 3-yard spools.
Ultra suede is an extremely soft, yet durable material which can be used as a beading foundation for cabochon beading and bead embroidery or applique.
8.5" X 8.5" SHEETS
Of Special Interest...
See our selections of larger hole beads under CERAMIC, GLASS, and METAL sections.
FINISHING OFF THE ENDS...These Are The Kinds of Pieces to Choose From:
View in our FINDINGS section
Clamps and Ribbon/Bar Clamps
Cord and Chain Ends
Hook & Eye Clasps (some have larger openings on each end to slip a thicker cord through)
Adjustable End Caps For Thick Cords
You can also use raw or plated WIRE to wire-wrap your own ends. It's not that difficult to do.
1. Cut a piece about 2 1/2" long, and bend it into a U-shape
2. Cradle the cord within the U, so that you leave what will be the "loop" (bottom of the U-shape) open
3. Wrap another piece of wire around and around this U-shape. Keep the wire tight. Keep each successive coil close to the previous one.
Go down about 3/4" - 1". Then cut all the tails/ends off.
4. Tuck in any sharp ends underneath the coil, using a pliers.