Categories

Categories

Additional Information

Additional Information

Account Navigation

Account Navigation

Currency - All prices are in AUD

Currency - All prices are in AUD
 Loading... Please wait...

Categories

Categories

THICKER CORDS

stringthickercords.jpg

 Leather, Waxed Cotton, Hemp, Irish Waxed Linen, Sinew, Cords with Clasps Attached, Suede Lace, Ultra Suede Lace and Sheet, Satin Cord (Rattail), Organza RIbbon, Rubber Cord 

LEATHER

stringthickercordsleather.jpg

 

Euro Greek Leather (best quality), Indian Leather (good quality), Braided Leather, Faux Snake Skin, Suede Lace, Ultra Suede

WAXED COTTON

stringthickercordswaxedcotton.jpg

 

Waxed cotton cord is a leather cord substitute.  Waxed cotton is a cloth covering over a clear nylon line. Waxed cotton is much stronger than leather, and some say lasts longer than leather.  You can get it wet.   It is great for use with pendants.  The 'color-fast cord' colors will not run.

We carry Indian and Japanese cords.

IRISH WAXED LINEN

stringthickercordsirishwaxedlinen.jpg

 

Waxed Irish Linen is widely used in macrame, basketry and other crafts where a fine twine/thread, color-fast and washable is desired.     Waxed Iris Linen works well for bead-embellishment of these fiber-arts projects.    We carry 4-ply waxed linen in an assortment of colors.     Currently, we do not carry the 2-ply, 3-ply, 7-ply or 12-ply thicknesses.       We have most, but not all, the colors listed below.   We sell 4-ply #18 waxed irish linen in 100 yard spools (50 grams). Order enough thread for your entire project as dye-lot color may vary.

HEMP

stringthickercordshemp.jpg

 

Nature's longest and strongest fiber is once again being processed into natural, biodegradable twines, yarns, and ropes.  We offer 100% hemp cordage for craft and beadwork.

Hemp is becoming the fiber of choice for craftspeople who demand quality, durability, and most importantly, environmental integrity.  Hemp is grown without pesticides or herbicides and is processed without toxic chemicals and chlorine bleaches.

We carry Hemp Twine.

SATIN CORD (RAT TAIL)

stringthickercordssatin.jpg

 

 

SINEW

stringthickercordssinew.jpg

 

This cord is very durable.  It has a 70 pound strength.  It is a flat, wide thread that can be split into thinner pieces by pulling it apart.  A 4-ounce cone is approximately 150 yards.

ORGANZA RIBBON

stringthickercordsorganzaribbon.jpg

 

Designers are using 3/8� (9mm) wide sheer Organza (nylon-polyester) Ribbon to create a new distinct necklace look. �They are perfect to wear with hot-weather dress and they�re all the rage with the boutique set.� We suggest you use a Big Eye needle to thread the ribbon through the bead.

Sold on 15 yard (13.7 meters) spools.

RUBBER THONG

stringthickercordsrubber.jpg

 

This rubber thong is uncoated, and may mark some fabrics.  Use this in place of leather for a slightly shinier look and a smoother feel.   Available in 2mm and 3mm thicknesses.   

CORDS WITH CLASPS ATTACHED

stringthickercordswithclasps.jpg

Of Special Interest...

How To Use Coil Clasps With Leather!

Tying Slip Knots in Leather and Other Thick Cords

 

Also see, 
BOLO CORDS

CHAINS

WIRE

BRACELET CUFF FORMS

CRIMP ENDS

CLAMPS

CONES

END CAPS

 

 

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
Coil Clasps
 
Cord and Chain Ends
Crimp Ends
 
End Caps
 
Foldover Clasps
 
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.

 

 

 touchamybeads.jpg