A Question for Necklace makers.

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A Question for Necklace makers.

Postby Lamont » Wed 23 Mar, 2022 9:40 am

Don't know where else to put this....
so are there any necklace/jewellery/beaded necklace makers on here that could recommend me some of the UL thin, but tough, usually 1mm or a wee bit less, stuff you thread the beads on please.
I have a piece of Pounamu (Greenstone) on a necklace from Aotearoa that is easily under 1mm, single (strand)/ unbraided, and worn for 2 years and still going strong.
That's the sort of thing I'm after. About 10m or so max. If you had an ebay link that would be even better from an Oz supplier :D :D
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Re: A Question for Necklace makers.

Postby Moondog55 » Wed 23 Mar, 2022 10:01 am

Braided fishing line perhaps? I did have some around here somewhere but as I don't fish I have misplaced it. Sold at K-Mart tho, very thin and super strong
Probably BCF too.
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Re: A Question for Necklace makers.

Postby WestcoastPete » Wed 23 Mar, 2022 2:54 pm

I recently replaced the string on my pounamu by ordering a replacement from one of the many Kiwi pounamu jewellers I found on Google. There were a few choices of material
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Re: A Question for Necklace makers.

Postby Moondog55 » Wed 23 Mar, 2022 3:16 pm

PM me your address if all you want is 10 metres I have something here you can try out, used for sewing together the wings of supersonic aircraft
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Re: A Question for Necklace makers.

Postby Moondog55 » Thu 24 Mar, 2022 5:00 pm

If anybody else wants any of this I have a couple of hundred metres left on the cone that may never now get used. It needs to be waxed for hand sewing and needs #24 needles.
We were using it for kite strings at one point.
No idea what the strength actually is but it is stronger than M-20 bonded nylon
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Re: A Question for Necklace makers.

Postby Lamont » Thu 24 Mar, 2022 6:07 pm

Ta for the info and offer. Managed to sort this out yesterday.
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