Size 4, 0.6mm Griffin 100% Silk Bead Stringing, Tassel Making, Pearl Knotting Cord, 79 Inches (2 meters) Carded with Needle made in Germany

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Size 4, (0.6mm diameter) Griffin 100% Silk Bead Stringing, Tassel Making, Pearl Knotting Cord, 79 Inches (2 meters) Carded with Needle made in Germany

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*** NOTE: Please read the answer to the most commonly asked questions about silk cord for bead stringing and tassels; figured it would be easier to add right to the listings so you don't have to go looking.


Refer to size chart pictured (enlarge) to see the size (diameter aka thickness) of the silk cord you need for your beading project.

Select color (s) from drop-down menu. Pricing varies based on thickness of the Griffin Silk Bead Stringing Cord.

100% Pure Silk Bead Cord by Griffin There is no simpler, quicker, or better way to thread beads.

Excellent for creating quality Tassels for the latest fashion trends. The twisted stainless steel needle at the end of the cord saves threading time.

You can knot the cord easily because the thread has the correct twist. Approx. 79" (2 meters) of thread per card.


QUESTIONS: What size / thickness / diameter silk cord do I use to make / string my necklace using this size bead? Best size for making tassels?


Broad questions answered with a pretty simple observations on your part, and knowledge of what type of bead art jewelry design necklace & tassels you're looking to make.

For necklaces, whatever you want to call them mala, or whatever, the decision starts with the /size / type of beads you are using to create your necklace.

The thinnest in diameter, or mm in Griffin 100% silk is size 0 (zero - all of their cords are numbered 0 - 16 thckest at 1.05mm)

The thinnest is basically a thread and can be used for stringing, but even on the smallest beads, due to the light-weight nature of the silk cord would probably be a bit flimsy and your necklace won't hang nicely.

For tassels, the thinnest could make a lovely tassel with beautiful flow, but you would really have to use an awful lot to get the look and feel you're going for.

#1 (Remember this information is for stringing, not bead or loom weaving). Select the silk cord size which will fit your bead hole size.
Example: 4mm size beads, gemstones would typically have a .9 -1mm hole size, so you'll probably want to go with a bit smaller diameter silk cord (Griffin #5,6) to get a nice fluid feel and look, also you don't want - or perhaps you do - the knots in between the beads to be visible. Larger bead sizes 8mm - 12mm have larger holes and, especially size 12mm, could use size #14-16, but sizes 10 & 12 Griffin silk cords would work nicely too.

#2 Griffin silk cord already has the needles built in so you don't have to worry about which needle size you need to get the silk cord through the beads.

#3 If knotting between beads, recommended, especially for heavier gemstones and larger pearls, be sure to create consistent knot sizes before proceeding to complete your necklace: otherwise, the finished look will be a bit uneven, but hey, that could be the organic look you're going for.

#4 Use a beadboard, they really to help in creating your bead art jewelry designs.

#5 Tassels, typically the same size cord used to string your necklace will create a tassel size that will compliment the overall bead size. But of course going up or down a few sizes could also give you the look you want in your beaded tasseled necklace. Just remember the thinner the cord, the more you'll have to use and it might not flow the way you would like.

Information provided by KD Bead...The Bead Stylist


FAQs

Just about everything bead related is based on the metric system. Use the metric side of your ruler or Google-It to understand the convert sizing as related to beads and beading accessories. Please refer to the measurements on each Etsy listing which gives the correct bead dimensions and hole size to help determine such things as: I'm using a 4mm bead (regardless of type) will this .75mm or 1mm cord work? Well, if Etsy listing says the hole size is 1mm on the 4mm bead then yes, but the 1mm will be a very snug fit. For multi-bead size projects get thread/cording which fits through the smallest bead hole size, not the largest.

Sizing information and frequently asked questions have been added to each 100% Silk Cord listing for your convenience.

Just about everything bead related is based on the metric system. Use the metric side of your ruler or Google-It to understand the convert sizing as related to beads and beading accessories. Please refer to the measurements on each Etsy listing which gives the correct bead dimensions and hole size to help determine such things as: I'm using a 4mm bead (regardless of type) will this .75mm or 1mm cord work? Well, if Etsy listing says the hole size is 1mm on the 4mm bead then yes, but the 1mm will be a very snug fit. For multi-bead size projects get thread/cording which fits through the smallest bead hole size, not the largest.

Sizing information and frequently asked questions have been added to each 100% Silk Cord listing for your convenience.



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Received in good order; thank you.
Nov 21, 2017 by Angela K.
just the right size and color for my project.
May 28, 2017 by Diann
Perfect! Thank you so much.
Apr 26, 2017 by Bobbe Ann DeLuca

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