FIRELINE BEADING THREAD by BeadSmith is a pre-waxed, braided cord consisting of gel-spun polyetholene - which is known as the strongest fiber per diameter ever created and is similar to fishing line. It has an incredibly high tensile strength and has been recommended in numerous bead working articles. It is best used for off-loom bead weaving and stringing of seed beads, crystals, small gemstones and freshwater pearls.
FireLine 6-lb./Size D (Fine)* requires 6 pounds of pressure to break it and is .008" dia. It is sold on 15 or 50-yard spools and comes in Crystal Clear or Smoke Grey colors. It is best used with a size #12 English beading needle.
FireLine 4-lb./Size B (Extra Fine)* requires 4 pounds of pressure to break it and is .006" dia. It is sold on 15 or 50-yard spools and comes in either Crystal Clear or Smoke Grey and will best fit a size #12 English beading needle.
(*Cannot be cut easily with regular embroidery scissors - Inexpensive craft scissors recommended.)
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