C-Lon Bead Cord is an extra-heavy, UV resistant 3 ply twisted multi-filament nylon thread, available in an amazing array of 116 colors. Perfect for simple or complex beading projects, bead crochet, cordmaking, kumuhimo braiding, half-hitching, laddering, Cavandoli tapestry knotting or micro-macrame jewelry.
If you currently use Conso or Mastex Nylon #18, the C-Lon Bead Cord is a comparable product with the added attraction of close to 115 bright colors and a smaller price. The breaking strength is approx 34 lbs. The Tex 210 thread diameter is less than 0.5mm (0.5 millimeter = 0.019 685 039 inch = 1.26/64th of an inch). It fits easily one time through the holes of standard 4mm gemstone beads, and 8/0 seed beads and larger. The doubled thread on a split-eye needle passes easily through Miyuki 8/0s.
Each bobbin/spool is approximately 1-1/8 inches in diameter and 1-5/8 inches tall and holds approximately 92 yards. Made in the USA.
About colors : While every attempt was made to reproduce thread colors accurately, colors on your monitor may not precisely match actual thread colors.
Please note: Dye lots from manufacturer may vary!
Note: We package this thread in a see through plastic tube with a white flexible plastic top. you can poke a hole through the top with a heated embroidery needle or bead reamer and have a very handy "thread dolly" to keep your cords from unravelling and tangling. (Use caution heating your needle or reamer, always use pliers to hold the needle, to keep from getting burnt. Safety first, please!)
New info: We are discontinuing the tubes as they have beome too expensive, so we decided to stop using them rather than increase the price on C-Lon. All the tubed colors are on sale, those not on sale are the newer bagged ones.