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Guide to wires / strings and cords

These can be used as stringing materials for beads. Wires/strings and cords can also be used as design elements in your jewellery design.

Wires/strings and cords can be made of a number of different materials for example: metals, leather, elastic rubber. They also vary in terms of thickness.

There are no standard size for bead holes, so it is important to choose the stringing material that fits the bead hole.

shopWires and threads

Below are examples of strings, cords and chains for jewellery making.

shopAluminium wires

Alumimium is a soft lightweight and bendable metal.

Alumimium wire with a diameter of 1mm and 2mm will hold it's shape when bent.

shopBeaded Cord

These are not used as stringing materials for beads, they are used as design elements in your jewellery design.

shopChinese knotstrings

These are relatively thick polyester materials.

They are usually used as strings for necklaces, bracelets and anklets.

shopColour copperwires

These copper wires can be used as stringing materials for beads. They come in a range of sizes and colours.

shopElastic / rubberstring

These can be used as stringing materials for beads with larger holes. Elasticity makes them useful in making string bracelets.

shopElastic strings

Elastic beading strings in a variety of colours.

shopFaux Suede

Faux suede strings. These strings can be used to thread beads, where the diameter of the bead hole is 3mm or larger.

shopHemp cord

These cords are made from hemp, they can be used for stringing materials for beads.

shopJade strings

These strings are made from nylon, with a variety of colours.

Can be used as stringing materials for beads, where the diameter of the bead hole is 1mm or larger.

shopLeather strings

These strings are made of leather. They can be used as stringing materials for beads for larger holes.

shopMambo strings

Mambo strings are made from nylon and has a braided effect.

These strings can be used to thread beads, where the diameter of the bead hole is 3mm or larger.

shopMemory wire

Memory wires for jewellery making.

shopMetal chains

Metal chains, some metal chains can be used as stringing materials beads. Metal chains can also be used as chains in your jewellery designs, for example as a necklace chain.

shopPearlescentstrings

Pearlescent strings for jewellery making.

shopWaxed cord

A collection of waxed cords in a variety of colours.