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Worth knowing about gemstone strands: Bore and thread strength 

Even beginners in the topic of creative chain knotting with gemstone strands and beads, the question arises, which thread size is used for which ball size.

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With the help of the table, the correct knotting material can be determined even without prior knowledge. The thread strength applies to natural silk, polyamide and HP thread, but also to jewelry wire and Elastic Cord.

Chili Creative Tip:

For particularly heavy strands, a thread half as strong can also be taken twice.


Precious strands

 Diameter stone  Thread thickness (No.) 
 2mm 0,45 (2)
 4mm 0.45 (2)
 6mm 0.45 (2)
 8mm 0.6 (4)
 10mm 0.6 (4)
 12mm 0.8 (8)
 14mm  0.9 (10)
 16mm  0.9 (10)
 18mm 0.9 (10)
 20mm 0.9 (10)


Beaded strands

 Diameter bead  Thread thickness (No.) 
 2mm 0.25 (0)
 3mm 0.3 (1)
 4mm 0.3 (1)
 5mm 0.3 (1)
 6mm 0.45 (2)
 7mm  0.45 (2)
 8mm 0.45 (2)
 9mm 0.45 (2)
 10mm 0.6 (4)
 12mm 0.6 (4)


Since our purchasing team buys gemstone strands from many different cutters, these can only be rough values for guidance.

You can find our wholesale assortment of beaded silk and other knotted threads here