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July 30, 2020

K.O. Beading Thread Review

I previously gave an overview of what factors help determine the best thread for beading

K.O. Thread Review

Thanks to your feedback, I learned there are quite a few bead threads I've never tried or haven't examined in enough detail yet. 

One of those is a nylon thread called K.O. thread.

K.O. thread is made in Japan. In various product descriptions, I've read that it is color fast, does not stretch, is strong, holds knots well, is pre-waxed and does not fray.  

So, the big question, is it really all of that and how does it compare to my standard go to thread, Nymo on the cone, size D?

July 24, 2020

What is the Best Thread for Beading? Nymo, FireLine or Something Else?

Selecting the best thread for your seed bead projects can be tricky, especially since it can depend on the bead weaving stitch or the type of project you are making. 

There are lots of choices for thread material, thread size, needle size as well as thread conditioners. All of this can add up to a big headache for new beaders looking to make the best choice.  

The size and type of thread you choose for your beadwork can influence:
  • how easily the thread goes through the beads
  • how many times you can put the thread through the beads
  • how easily the thread will tangle or knot
  • if you need to condition the thread
  • if the thread will stretch
  • if the thread will fray and therefore how long your beadwork will last
  • how well the thread will hold tension in your beadwork
  • the best method for tying off the thread
  • and there's probably more...
Your thread choice and the colors it is available in will even affect the color of your beads! 

With so much riding on this, shouldn't you spend a little time to know about your beading thread options?