double needle RAW and fireline

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rosyjazz wrote
on Nov 8, 2012 11:28 PM

Ok, I want to make a double needle RAW necklace and bracelet with czech beads and one bracelet with swarovkis. Will 6# fireline be strong enough or should I use 8# or even 10# fireline? Is there much of a difference?

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D.M.Z wrote
on Nov 9, 2012 1:18 AM

Rosy, for the double needle RAW you will have a lot of Fireline going through the beads and especially for the Czech bead one, 6# will be adequate. You might want to go 8# with crystals as they are notoriously sharpish on the edges.

There is definitely a difference. By the time you get to 10# Fireline you have a pretty stiff material to deal with. I am looming a cell phone case right now and I did the warps with 8# Fireline as it will have to be strong to stand up to the usage. But for my cross threads......the weft, I did the end in 8# and is it just a bit to rigid but it will be good to have it right there again to stand up to the abuse.

My feeling is that you would not have to go to 10# for much of anything except mega large rock necklaces. Donna

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