Create Your Own Jewelry ? How to Choose Stringing Materials
If your jewelry is your choice of material for covering important for several reasons. The covering material you choose, the skeleton of your design and the technique is used to influence your jewelry construct. Furthermore, the stringing materials also contribute to the aesthetic quality of your jewelry. There are many options of materials in many colors and widths. Consider the weight and size of beads and components you use and the size and direction of hole. Some popular options: stretch-cord, flexible wire bead, monofilament, silk, hemp, cotton cord, wire, are precious. Everyone has a different characteristic and the benefits and impact on the final look of your piece. Stretch cord is a common covering material as it is cheaper for many reasons. A bracelet or necklace made from stretch jewelry cord is easy to put on, especially for children. It does not require crimps and clasps, and thus helps to keep material costs low. The only tool you need is a pair of scissors to cut the cord. This stretch cable easy to use and is a good option for children’s projects, especially large groups, such as extensive help of an adult is not required. At the end of stretch jewelry cord simply tie a surgeons knot and secure with a dab of super glue. Stretch cord can be used on any type of bead, as long as the cable fits through the hole, but avoid overly heavy pieces of elastic lacing. Due to the characteristic elastic stretch cord is the tree to take the form of the heavy pieces. Flexible Beading Wire is one of the multi-stringing materials. It is a popular choice because of its versatility and strength. It is basically made of stainless steel “mini” cable coated with nylon. The expected increase flexibility and strength with a higher strand. Beach ranges include 7-49 strands. Flexible Beading Wire is suitable for all types of beads such as acrylic, glass, wood, beads and stones. Common brands include Rite Flex, Soft Flex and Beadalon. This flexible wire works great with crystals, all kinds of stone beads. For small hole beads such as beads, wire is flexible Friesen in a thinner size available. Stringing materials can also be made from natural fibers such as cotton, hemp and silk. These natural materials are available in many thicknesses and colors. Cotton Cording often occurs in 0 5mm to 2mm and is an inexpensive substitute for leather. Hemp is commonly used with jewelry knotted macrame techniques. Silk is used to tie gemstones and pearls. A knotting tool is used to tie a knot in between each bead. This has not only a decorative touch, but also prevents the pearls from rubbing each other and reduces the wear of the Cording, because the pearls are held between stationary nodes. Your local bead shop have the best variety of stringing materials and tools. Employees also have expert advice and able, the best materials on the jewelry you want to create recommends.