Saturday, November 6, 2010

Ask Sara - Stringing Freshwater Pearls


Question: Can this wire be used on real seed beads and freshwater pearls instead of silk cord?

Answer: Yes, we have a diameter designed just for seed beads and fresh water pearls - .014 Fine. Traditionally, a knot was placed between each pearl because the jewelry maker knew that eventually the silk or thread cord would wear and break. This way, most of the pearls were saved. Although you can knot any diameter of our wire, it is not necessary since the wire has a steel core, it is not likely to break from average day-to-day wear and tear. 

1 comment:

LisaD said...

It's also nice because .014 comes in white or bone color that will blend well with white/off white pearls.

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