The Tuff Nylon Bead Cord is a 3 ply twisted bonded cord made from long nylon filaments available in 16 colors and several sizes. It will not stretch or stain, and resists fraying and shredding under most condition. The Tuff Bead Cord can be used for simple or complex beading projects, micro-macrame, bead crochet, cord making, kumuhimo braiding, half-hitching, Cavandoli tapestry knotting.
This brand was created for bead stringing with a small output of 1/4 ounce (7.08 g). The thread is pre-stetched and spooled without tack on plastic spools with covers to keep the thread dust-free. The thread comes out of the spool without any marks or creases so ironing the creases away and pre-stretching can be omitted. Size 5 is comparable to the C-Lon Bead Cord, D&E/Mastex Nylon #18 and Conso Nylon #18. Size 3 is comparable to C-Lon Fine Weight Bead Cord.
Tuff Nylon Bead Cord has also been sold under other labels such as Stringth and Silkon, but be aware that the spools under these other labels are spooled by yard, not weight, making price comparison a little more difficult.
Personal Note - I have used this thread for years, even though it costs a bit more than other brands. It is a great choice for beads stringing as the cord is pre-stretched and its high bond level makes the cord abrasive resistant, or if you need a color in several sizes not available in other brands. Tuff Bead Cord is very popular due to its quality, even ply, and bond strength. This brand used to be the quality standard of bonded nylon as it is pre-stetched, however for several years now, less colors and sizes are available each time I place an order.
16 colors - select sizes - Spooled by weight on plastic spools with cover. Yardage varies depending on thread Ø. For sizes available and yardage, see chart. Made in the USA. Currently 17 colors with 2 reds availalble. Pre-stretched.