Bluestreak Crystals offers a large selection of high quality threads which are ideal for a range of projects including, jewellery making, crafting and embellishment. Deciding on which thread is best for your project can be difficult, so we have created a thread guide which can be found on the Detailed Description tab.
Bluestreak Crystals offers a large selection of high quality threads which are ideal for a range of projects including, jewellery making, crafting and embellishment. Deciding on which thread is best for your project can be difficult, so we have created a thread guide below in order to help you.
Elasticity is a popular threading material for beaded jewellery designs and is especially lenient for those new to jewellery making as minimal skill is required. Available in colours clear or black, this stretchy thread is great for creating bracelets and can be easily secured with a simple knot and glue.
Memory Wire is a great material that makes it so easy for creating single or multi-loop eye-catching bracelets, chokers and even rings. It is a rigid, thick pre-coiled wire which holds its shape and is great for combining with your favourite crystal beads and pearls.
Illusion cord is made up of clear nylon monofilament cord, offering a strong yet soft stringing material that is durable. It is clear coloured and nearly invisible, making it ideal for creating 'floating' jewellery designs or if you want your stringing material to be hidden.
Fireline is a versatile beading thread and is suitable for use with a wide variety of different beads such as pearls, metal beads, seed beads, crystals and more. It is a fine yet incredibly strong thread that is suitable to use with beads with small holes. It also resists stretching, tangling and abrasion from sharp beads, plus another bonus is that it is UV protected so won't deteriorate with exposure to sunlight like some other materials.
Silk thread is a popular choice for stringing pearls and beads with small holes for a traditional look. Silk thread is incredibly soft and smooth while also offering strength to your designs. Making necklaces using silk thread allows your design to drape naturally, creating an elegant and pretty result.
Griffin silk thread is a popular choice among jewellers and is available in a range of diameters and colours. The silk comes with an attached needle so there is no need to double over the thread when bead stringing, making it much easier to thread beads, especially with small holes.
This is the perfect thread for attaching crystal beads and pearls to fabric. It's non twisted, pre-waxed nylon creates a smooth and durable thread whilst having similar properties to elastic thread adding strength to the creation of some amazing pieces. The thread is remarkably thin compared to other beading materials and is perfect for beginners practice to learn and master threading.
ACCULON TIGER TAIL
Acculon nylon coated beading wire (also known as Tiger Tail) is ideal for beads with sharp edges that might cut normal thread or wire. Available in various diameters, spool sizes and colours making Acculon a strong but versatile thread to work with.
BEADALON 7 STRAND
Softer than Tiger Tail and more supple for a smoother drape, Beadalon 7 Strand encases 7 strands of fine-diameter stainless steel wire within a kink-resistant nylon coating. It is abrasion-resistant for longer lasting stringing results. Beadalon 7 Strand holds its shape, is easy to work with, very strong and renders secure jewellery that lasts.
Whatever your thread purchase purpose is, you can combine this with our extensive range of high quality lead-free crystal beads, pendants, and pearls from Swarovski, Preciosa, Serinity and Estella. If you are looking for inspiration or need any assistance with your projects, you can always take a look at our step by step tutorials on the Bluestreak Crystals YouTube channel, get tips and tricks on our TikTok social media account or see close-ups of our crystals and glue range on our Instagram social media account.
All our threads are available to purchase alongside our crystals, jewellery making findings and tools on either our online shop or via the Bluestreak Crystals mobile app which can be downloaded for free from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store and is available for both iPhone and android devices.
In addition to the above, we offer fast UK and International Delivery, a Rewards Program and 5-Star Customer Service via our dedicated Customer Service team who can be contacted 9am-5pm (UK time), Monday to Friday. Should you have any queries regarding stock levels or delivery our customer service team will be more than happy to help.