If you are into beading and crafts, then you will undoubtedly need to use a stretch magic cord sooner, rather than later. There are a number of stretch magic brands that crafters use, including stretch fiber cords and stretch plastic cords.
Magic stretch cords usually come in white, but you are also able to find a stretch magic cord in black, gold, and clear colors. The most common diameter for magic stretch cords is 0.77 mm, but you will be able to find thicker and thinner cords at an online bead shop. While 0.77 mm is the standard for most bead bracelet and necklace projects, you may need a thicker cord if you are using heavier beads.
One thing to keep in mind with fiber stretch cords is that they can shred. If you pull it too hard or you have a bead that has a roughness to it, the fiber cord may shred and it could be visible on your jewelry piece. The benefit of using a fiber cord is that it ties very easily and you can feel confident that the knots will stay.
Stretch magic is available in a variety of sizes, such as 0.5 mm, 0.7 mm and 1 mm, each with different characteristics and practical applications, for instance:
The 0.5 mm cord is great for smaller, lightweight beads that have a smaller bead hole.
The 0.7 mm is an all-round stretch cord because you can put almost any type of bead on this cord.
The 1 mm is best for heavier gemstones and bigger beads.
The way to decide which stretch cord to use is to opt for a stretch cord that will fit through the size bead that you are using.
How to Tie Stretch Magic
Here are the steps that you need to follow to tie stretch magic:
First, cross over the two ends of the stretch cord,
Then with your right hand, wrap one piece of the cord around the other one two times,
Pull each end to tighten, making sure the beads have come together,
Keeping the first knot secure, repeat step two and three. Make sure the knot is tight and has fully closed, then trim the ends to finish.
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