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Beading and Bead Craft Supplies

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Nymo Thread
FireLine Thread
C-LON thread
ONE-G Thread
SoNo Beading Thread

C-Thru, Woven Translucent Cord


Nylon and Silk Beading Cord (Griffin, Stringth, C-LON Bead Cord, Tex-400 bead cord and Micro Bead Cord, PearlSilk, Beadsmith 100% Pure Silk, Gudebrod Silk)

Craft Wire

Ultra Suede Sheets

Bees Wax and Thread Heaven
Crochet Hooks

Bead Boards
Bead Stopper
Automatic Bead Spinner
Bead-Craft and Jewelry-Craft Books
Tools, Adhesives, Cleaners/Polishes
Jewelry Findings
Packaging Supplies


For Other Cords, Stringing Materials, Chain, Wire
For Crimp Beads and Tubes
For Miscelleous Jewelry Findings

Nymo Thread
FireLine Thread
C-LON, Conso, Spiderwire Threads
SoNo Beading Thread
Bees Wax and Thread Heaven
Nylon and Silk Beading Cord





Nymo thread is an especially strong thread used for beading.  Nymo was created for the shoe industry to attach the bottom of the shoe to the top of the shoe. The sizing is somewhat peculiar, ranging from the thinnest "OO'' and "O" to "A", "B", through the thickest "F".  We carry OO and O which are great for earrings or any piece that requires you to thread and re-thread through a bead many many times.  We carry D which is good for necklaces and bracelets.  For bead stringing, you might still double-up the D thread for any piece.  [A new product, C-LON thread, is a better material than Nymo, and is a good substitute for the more traditional Nymo D-size thread.]

We sell Nymo on small bobbins, large bobbins, spools (discontinued in 2007, but we still have some in inventory), and cones. The product on the small bobbins is slightly weaker and softer than that on the large bobbins, spools and cones.

FireLine is a relatively new material with the consistency of a heavy thread, and the strength of a coated cable wire, like soft flex.  Use with Austrian crystal beads and Gemstone chip beads, which have particular sharp edges around their holes, and often cut the Nymo thread. It is smoke grey or transluscent white in color.

Alternatives to the thread include a nylon coated wire called Tigertail, Beadalon, Soft Flex, or Soft Touch, or bead cord.  Tigertail of Flex Wire is best used for necklaces and bracelets.  For some people, it is too stiff for use with seedbeads.  In our store, however, we use it because it is so much more durable than the thread, especially for bracelets. 

ONE-G Thread Premium nylon beading thread. Size similar to D in Nymo and C-Lon. By Toho.

When working with thread, it is important to wax it before you use it. Waxing strengthens the thread, keeps it from fraying, and makes it glide through the beads more easily. Bees wax, (both natural or synthetic), also fills in the jagged edges of the hole of a bead. The hole of most beads looks like a broken coke bottle, so the wax plays an important function here.  Thread Heaven is a synthetic product that does everything bees wax does, except fill in the jagged edges of around the hole of a bead. Thread Heaven is best used with delica beads, where the hole, in fact, is smooth.


For other threads: like C-LON, One-G, Conso, SoNo, Spiderwire

For Other Cords, Stringing Materials, Chain, Wire

For Crimp Beads and Tubes



NOTE: Beading thread is like a ribbon, and the shape of the hole of a beading needle is rectangular. Sewing thread is like round cord, and the shape of a sewing needle is round.

ENGLISH BEADING NEEDLES: These needles are used with seed bead projects.  They are long and thin.  The size of the bead should be a larger number than the size of the needle, thus an 11/0 seed bead would require a #12 or higher numbered needle.  The most popular sizes are #12 and #13, and these work well with 0 and 00 sized nymo thread.   If you are making necklaces and bracelets where you will not have to go back through the bead more than a few times, you might want to use the #10 size needle, even with 11/0 beads.   The number #10 is popular in the shop because it has a larger eyehole than the other needles.

PONY BEADING NEEDLES. A less expensive version of the English Beading Needles. More brittle and bendable, but a lot less pricey, as well.

TWISTED WIRE STEEL NEEDLES: These needles are twisted wire with a loop at one end.  They are used to go through beads when the regular straight
needles can't fit, such as when you've gone through a bead many times with the thread.   Most people like to have three sizes
of these on hand.  

SHARPS NEEDLES : These beading needles are short, a little more than half the size of the regular English Beading needles.

BIG EYE NEEDLES: These beading needles have two pieces of metal attached at either end of the needle, so that the "hole" is almost the full length of the needle.    These are great to use with Organza Ribbon .

PEARL STRINGING NEEDLE: This needle is often used as an extra long loom needle. 125mm.

0000 (4-aught) SIZE KNITTING NEEDLE: This needle is used to do bead crocheting or bead knitting. Most people glue a bead to one end, so they don't stick themselves with the needle while using it to bead-crochet.

CROCHET HOOKS: by Susan Bates. These are used in bead crochet. The sizes most often used are 04 and 08.




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Bead Boards

Bead Stopper

6-piece set or 16-piece Pro set

Don't cry over spilled beads.

Clip a bead stopper to the end of your strand
...Stop accidental spills.

Mulitple projects... No problem.

Fast and Simple

Clean and lasting stainless steel


Automatic Bead Spinner

Bead-Craft and Jewelry-Craft Books


Craft Wire


Ultra Suede Sheets






Cords, Stringing Materials


Tools, Adhesives, Cleaners/Polishes

Some of the types of things to choose from in this section:
Bead Reamer
Bond 527
Bracelet Sizing Cone
Color Wheel
Drill Set
Etching solution
G-S Hypo Cement
Gum Arabic
Hemostat Clamp
Hot Stuff Illusion Glue
Lacy's Stiff Stuff
Necklace Sizing Cone
Needle File Set
Pin Vise
Ring Sizer (measures size of finger)
Ring Stick (measures size of ring)
Ruler, 12"/30cm Clear Ruler with Bead Diagrams
Spinning Wheel w/ Needles
Steel Bench Block
Sunshine Cloth
Thread Clipper
Thread Zapper
Tray, Aluminum Sorting Tray


Jewelry Findings

Packaging Supplies

Display and Storage Supplies

  Bead & Button Magazine

Glass Beads

Seed and Delica Beads

Metal Beads

Gemstone Beads

Jewelry Findings


Ceramic Beads

Letter Beads

Charms and Drops


Other Beading Supplies

Wood Beads

cord, string, thread, wire and other stringing materials

Skills-based Courses, Workshops, Programs
For the Beadwork and Jewelry Artist
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LAND OF ODDS - BE DAZZLED BEADS -- Jewelry Design Center
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BE DAZZLED -- the physical store at:
      718 Thompson Lane, Ste 123
     Nashville, TN  37204
Phone: 615/292-0610; FAX: 615-460-7001
Email:   oddsian (at symbol)

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