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NYLON CORD & BEADING THREAD CLASSIFICATION > THREAD SPECS & NOTES
 
TWISTED 3-PLY BONDED NYLON CORD
3-Ply Continuous Filament Twisted Multifilament Nylon

From left to right:
Front:
> C-Lon Bead Cord
> 3 Bobbins of Nylon #69

Middle:
> D&E Nylon #18
> C-Lon Tex 400 Bead Cord
> C-Lon Micro Tex 70 Cord
> Tuff Bead Cord

Back:
> D&E Nylon #18
> Vintage Mastex Nylon #18
- tall black cone
> Vintage Tex 135 Nylon - shorter white cone

 
STANDARD WEIGHT :: C-LON® BEAD CORD & BONDED NYLON # 18
The standard weight nylon thread for micro-macrame jewelry :: Originally designed for hand stitching in the upholstery industry (Conso, D & E/Mastex), now several brands such as C-Lon and Tuff are dedicated to the jewelry and beading industry. Great for micro-macrame, bead crochet, beads stringing, kumihimo... or any project requiring a strong nylon thread about .5mm in diameter. The technical term for this type of thread is 3-ply twisted multifilament nylon made with continuous filaments with a bonded finish.
Spool Sizes C-Lon Tex 400 Beading Cord - New Neon Colors C-Lon Bead & Micro-Macrame Cord D & E/Mastex #18 Nylon Micro-Macrame Cord
Spool Sizes
D & E Nylon #18
18 Colors
(formerly Mastex)
Beadsmith Nylon #18
Conso Nylon #18
Tuff Bead Cord
Vintage Mastex Nylon #18
FINE SIZES :: C-LON FINE WEIGHT TEX 135, TUFF BEAD CORD & VINTAGE CORD
As of late there has been an interest in sizes in between the Nylon #69/C-Lon Micro Cord and the Nylon #18/C-Lon Bead Cord. It came as no surprise as these sizes are well suited for bead crochet ropes and some macrame lace type work done with beads with small holes. The selection at present is fairly limited: Tuff Size 2 (11 colors/66 yards), Tuff Size 3 (16 colors/49 yards), and some newly found vintage spools of Tex 135 nylon (10 colors/180 yards). As of February 2010 C-Lon is addind a new size, the C-Lon Tex 135 Fine Weight Cord. It is available now in Black & White with plan for at least 16 colors for this year.
Tuff Bead Cord
Tuff Bead Cord
Bonded Nylon Cord for Bead Crochet C-LonFine Weight Bead Cord
EXTRA FINE WEIGHT :: C-LON MICRO BEAD CORD & NYLON #69
A strong thin bonded 3 ply twisted multi-filament thread with diameter of approx. 0.115mm, similar to size E nylon thread.
C-Lon introduced the Micro Cord as of June 2007. The Conso bonded nylon #69 was originally designed for machine and hand stitching. These thread are great for 'super-micro-mini'-macrame, beading projects, bead crochet, tatting, needle lace and are also well suited for stringing fine beads, bead embroidery and bead weaving on or off loom, or any project your imagination can conjure... Especially well suited for stringing beads to be incorporated in kumihimo projects.
White Conso Nylon # 69 Mastex Bonded Nylon #69
Vintage Nylon #69
C-Lon Micro Cord
HEAVYWEIGHT :: TWISTED 3-PLY BONDED NYLON CORD :: C-LON TEX 400 BEAD CORD
The new heavyweight Tex 400 C-Lon® Bead Cord is a great addition to the C-Lon family with diameter of 0.9mm and a 75 lb breaking strength. As the C-Lon Bead Cord and the C-Lon Micro Cord , it is a bonded 3 ply twisted multi-filament thread.
The only other comparable thread is the thinner Tuff Bead Cord in Size 7, available in Black and White only.
For micro macrame, stringing beads, bead crochet, kumihimo, tatting, finger weaving as well as many other uses where a strong bonded nylon is required.
C-Lon Tex 400 Beading Cord - New Neon Colors

C-Lon is adding the
32 remaining colors to the
Tex 400 color line,
aligning the Tex
400 with the standard
C-Lon Bead Cord.
4 new colors are scheduled
to arrive each month!

C-Lon Tex 400 Beading Cord C-Lon Tex 400 Beading Cord
C-LON BEAD CORD FAMILY
The C-Lon Bead Cord Family C-Lon Bead Cord in 4 sizes


C-Lon Bead Cord in 4 sizes
click on C-Lon family pictures for close-up - allow popups
C-Lon Micro Cord C-Lon Fine Weight Bead Cord C-Lon Bead & Micro-Macrame Cord C-Lon Tex 400 Beading Cord
CHINESE KNOTTING CORD :: BRAIDED NYLON CORD
Chinese knotting cord is a braided nylon cord mainly used for Chinese and Japanese ornamental knotting. It can be intermixed with other cord such as C-Lon Bead Cord and Nylon #18, or used for micro macrame by itself. It is also useful when stringing antique beads with larger holes. Sizes are available: Medium 1.2mm although often listed as 1.5mm in diameter, fine 0.8mm in diameter and extra fine with about 0.6-0.7mm in diameter and Micro sizes with diameters smaller than 0.6mm. In all the sizes the cord smooth, soft and flexible. They all have a cord at their center core to keep them rounded and increase their firmness.
Chinese Knotting Cord Chinese Knotting Cord Chinese Knotting Cord Fine
MONOCORD FLOSS :: C-LON BEADING THREAD Size D & AA
Designed for bead weaving on and off loom, bead stitching and embroidery with seed beads and English beading needles as a better alternative to Nymo thread (Nymo was originally created for the shoe industry). Unlike its siblings the C-Lon Bead Cord, the C-Lon Tex 400 Bead Cord and C-Lon Micro Cord, this thread does not have any twist or plies, it's a floss, ribbon like and flat. Also used for bead embroidery, wrapped leather bracelets and more...
C-lon Bead Thread Size AA
C-lon Bead Thread Size AA
C-lon Bead Thread Size D
C-lon Bead Thread Size D
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OTHER TYPES OF SYNTHETIC BEADING CORD & THREAD
Walk on the wild side... WildFire by Beadalon comes highly recommended as an alternative synthetic material for bead weaving or as a beading thread for leather wrap bracelets. It comes in 3 colors,Black, Frost White and in 'Camouflage' Green. The green is not carried widely online, yet it may be the best color as it camouflages against beads...
     
WildFire by Beadalon
     
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C-Lon Bead Cord in 4 sizes

Artist Color Sets
See artists recommendations for their students.

If you are an artist and would like to create a set for your studenst, email us your list We will add your recommendations and create a set for your students. In addition a link to your website will be added next to your color choices > Go to Artist Sets

Still not finding what you are looking for? You may be suffering from TNC (Thread Naming Confusion)
Check the thread specification page. There is lots of info on that page. Or request samples.

C-Lon versus S-Lon or Superlon
The C-Lon Bead Cord is on the left. The Superlon or S-Lon Bead Cord is on the right. The spool sizes are a bit different. S-lon spools are a bit shorter and plumper. Yardage on S-Lon is about 12% shorter. For more on this > Go to blog entry

KnotMore.com

Brazilian Waxed Polyester Cord :: Looking for waxed polyester cord for Brazi? Here is a new source. KnotMore.com was founded by Dawn Standera of Macrame Collective and Karen Forbes. Both Macrame artists were frustrated by the lack of availability of this type of cord, so they decided to venture into providing this cord for Macrame artists, knotters, or anyone wanting to experiment with this cord. KnotMore carries 75 colors of Settanyl, a 1mm 2-ply waxed polyester from Brazil. The spools have 175 yards, so plenty of yardage for projects such jewelry, knotted sculptures, or basketry. Check KnotMore.com or Blog about Waxed Polyester Cord:
-> Comparison between Settanyl Brazilian Waxed Polyester and C-Lon Bead Cord
-> Micro Macrame - The Latin American Version

Omega la Espina Nylon Crochet No 18
#18 confusion :: Many different type of thread have the number 18 in their name. Thread terminology is confusing. Nylon #18 is not to be confused with Nylon Seine Twine Size 18 or #18 Nylon Seine Twine, a much thicker cord usually available only in white or bright yellow or Nylon Crochet Thread Size 18. If you are looking for Nylon Crochet Thread Size 18 used for crocheted purses mostly, two companies make this thread, Omega Hilo and JP Coats. JP Coats is only available in a few colors. The Hilos Omega La Espiga Nylon Crochet Thread comes in a wide variedly of colors and many sizes. The best source for this product is Creative Yarn Source in Murrieta, CA at http://creativeyarnsource.com/
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