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  • muskrat_skull
    Thank you so much! I got this stuff labeled White Nylon Bead Thread #30 at Walmart for about $2.00 for 300ft/100yards. I think it is imitation Nymo. I'm gonna have to get some Nymo but maybe this will work for a few beginning projects perhaps. I will find some beeswax, we actually have a bunch of bee keepers here, though not many stores. I am wanting to make a pair of earrings with an orange and yellow sunrise pattern on blue background. I think they were really pretty. They will probably be hard to make but I will learn alot making and remaking them!

    I appreciate all the great knowledge here and generous help! Thank you so much!

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  • wyo_rose
    I use Nymo too, and I have a few sizes: D for sewing soles on mocs, A for size 9/10 and 0 ("ought" - lol) for size 13's.

    I always double my thread, except when loom beading.

    I agree that beeswax is a must on most thread, or something like Thread Heaven is supposed to be good. I actually found a spool of thread that seems "pre-waxed".

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  • Eagle Plumes
    I use nymo beading thread . It comes in differnt sizes. I also recomend getting a cake of beeswax to wax your thread before you start beading.

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  • muskrat_skull
    started a topic Best beading thread

    Best beading thread

    I've made non-traditional jewelry for a while now and am wanting to get into beading. I got some delicas and beading needles at Walmart (this is the only store that has this stuff nearby). I've used monofilament and plain old regular polyester/cotton thread before, and worked some with waxed thread and sinew--which I can't get in a small amount, would have to mail order. I picked up something new, something called nylon beading "thread", though it is thicker than thread and white. It is on a big spool like fishing line and looks like smaller gauge version of nylon fishing line. It looks like it might not fit through the delicas.

    What kind of beading threads do you use?

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  • Mezzobean
    Questions about using beeswax
    by Mezzobean
    I've assumed that one threads a needle then runs the needle and length of thread through the beeswax, but is that all there is to it?

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