Beadsmith Superlon Tex45 is a popular, multi-purpose nylon thread used for a variety of art and jewellery projects. It is a rigid stringing material with little stretch to allow for even and consistent jewellery designs. Measuring approximately 0.12mm, this cord has a similar thickness to standard sewing cotton so is perfect for smaller beads and weaving projects.
The flat finish of this particular stringing material makes it easy to thread through beading needles and it also has built in fray resistance. At The Bead Shop, our Beadsmith Superlon thread Size D is available in 78 yards or 70m per bobbin and many of the colours can be purchased as a single bobbin or as 10 bobbins for a discounted price.
Originally, Beadsmith Superlon thread was made for use in industrial purposes and home sewing machines. Today it is popular with a huge variety of different craft and jewellery making projects, both on and off-loom. It is used for knotting, knitting, braiding and bead stitching and you may have seen it used in specific jewellery art forms like Kumihimo, Macrame and peyote stitch.
Below is a small sample of the vast range of colours we have available:
If you have chosen to work with Beadsmith Superlon stringing material then you may have already decided on the beads you want to work with. If not, then have a look through our large varied bead collection at The Bead Shop which comprises of Swarovski crystals and pearls; diamante beads; wooden and acrylic beads and seed beads. Our seed bead collection contains Toho 11/0 seed beads which work well perfectly with Beadsmith Superlon thread.
If you simply like the idea of working with Superlon and would like some inspiration, then have a look at our blog posts. Our articles include tips, advice and tutorials on making macrame jewellery, Kumihimo and Swarovski jewellery designs, all with the help of Beadsmith Superlon stringing material.
Beadsmith Superlon Size D is best used with size 12 beading needles which are available in our Jewellery Making Equipment range at The Bead Shop, along with lots of other practical and useful jewellery making tools.