Here are some of the things you will need to get started in your new beading hobby.

Colourcraft Wire

Elastic Cord

Invisible Cord

Memory Wire

Nylon Thread

Parachute Cord


Beading Wire/Thread  - There are a wide variety of beading wires and threads.  Some of the more commonly used types are:

'Silkon' Nylon Thread - a special heat-set nylon. Because of its exceptional durability and resistance to fraying, it can be used with abrasive stone or metal beads. Use light weight thread for designs using small gem beads & freshwater pearls. Use medium weight thread for plastic, glass and wood beads. Use heavy weight thread for gemstone, metal and larger glass beads. Comes in a wide variety of colors. Top

Parachute Cord - Made from super hi-tech 'Spectra fibers,' this has less stretch (3%) when compared to most monofilaments. It is naturally waterproof and resists 100% of the sun's damaging ultraviolet radiation. It's 10 times stronger than steel, with superior abrasion resistance. Top

Powercord Elastic - The major advantage of Power Cord is that it returns to its original shape after stretching. Perfect for use with transparent gemstone beads as well as crystal and glass. High quality elastic is perfect for making chokers, bracelets, or anklets. Knots easily to terminate strands. Comes in a variety of colors and sizes. Top

Acculon Tigertail - Use beading wire rather than thread if the beads have sharp-edged holes which could cut thread. This beading wire is a miniature braided stainless steel cable covered with nylon. It is also excellent with heavier necklaces or designs which require a stiffer 'lie' than thread. Beading wire should be terminated with crimp beads, and no beading needle is required. Top

Accu-Flex - Strong, flexible, and kink resistant, Accu-Flex is intended to be part of the design. Accu-Flex comes in seven colors as well as the clear (silver) color. This beading wire is flexible and resists kinking unless severely bent. It can be knotted and crimped, yet is twice as strong as regular tigertail. Top

Invisible Cord - Almost clear and used to string transparent and translucent crystal and gem beads. It is made with a special triple weave that resists stretching and is unusually strong.  Made especially for illusion-style necklaces. Top

Memory Wire - Genuine surgical steel wire. This wire won't rust like ordinary cold-rolled steel memory wire sold by others. Rigid and pre-coiled, it's easy to use. Just make a loop on one side, string on beads and finish with a loop or a 1/2-drilled bead. Use in single loops or multi-loop combinations.  Comes in Necklace, bracelet and ring sizes. Top

Colourcraft Wire - Shape into colorful and creative designs using quality Colourcraft color-coated copper wire. This quality wire is available in 9 colors and 7 wire gauge sizes. Top

Home    About Elegant Notions   Privacy Statement   Beading Resources  Security   Contact Us

Copyright Elegant Notions 2001-2011 All rights reserved.

Welcome to Elegant Notions.  We specialize in the sales of beads and jewelry items.  We have the best prices anywhere.  Most of our items sell for less than wholesale and we offer them at retail quantities.  Among our bead offerings we have African Beads, Bone Beads, Copper Beads, Brass Beads, Silver Beads, Bali Silver, Crystal Beads, Swarovski Beads, Swarovski Crystal, Fiber Optic Beads, Cat’s Eye Beads, Glass Beads, Porcelain Beads, Semiprecious Beads, Semi-precious Beads, Shell Beads, Coral Beads, Mother of Pearl Beads, Bead Assortments, Assorted Beads, Atlas Beads, Aztec Beads, Colored Core Beads, Crackle Glass Beads, Cross Beads, Czech Beads, Czech Glass Beads, Czech Crystal Beads, Iris Glass Beads, Mirror Finished Beads, Kanji Beads, Lamp Work Beads, Lampwork Beads, Marbled Beads, Marbled Glass Beads, Rainbow Beads, Satin Beads, Tube Beads, Two Colored Beads, Turquoise Beads, African Turquoise Beads, Agate Beads, Amethyst, Agate Beads, Turquoise Beads, Amethyst Beads, Aventurine, Aventurine Beads, Carnelian, Carnelian Beads, Chinese Turquoise, Chinese Turquoise Beads, Citrine, Citrine Beads, Fluorite, Fluorite Beads, Garnet. Garnet Beads, Goldstone, Gold Stone, Goldstone Beads, Gold Stone Beads, Howlite, Howlite Beads, Jasper, Jasper Beads, Labradorite, Labradorite Beads, Lapis Lazuli, Lapis Lazuli Beads, Malachite, Malachite Beads, Moonstone, Moonstone Beads, Obsidian, Obsidian Beads, Peridot, Peridot Beads, Quartz, Quartz Beads, Rhyolite, Rhyolite Beads, Tigereye, Tiger Eye, Tigereye Beads, Tiger Eye Beads, Topaz, Topaz Beads, Tourmaline, Tourmaline Beads, Yellow Turquoise, Yellow Turquoise Beads.

We also sell Bells, Brass Bells, Brass Windchimes, Crystals, Dichroic Glass, Dichroic Glass Bracelets, Dichroic Glass Cabochons, Dichroic Glass Pendants, Dichroic Glass Necklaces, Dichroic Glass Pins, Other Necklaces, Semiprecious Necklaces, Semiprecious Jewelry Sets, Semiprecious Pendants, Watches, Silver & Turquoise Pendants, Other Bracelets, Earrings, Swarovski Crystal Bracelets.

We are the best source for cheap beads at wholesale prices.  We have the lowest prices on handmade jewelry and jewelry findings.

We also have a new line of beaded crafts and beaded gifts.  We have beaded fan pulls, beaded light pulls, beaded lamp pulls, beaded windchimes, beaded wind chimes, beaded suncatchers, beaded sun catchers, beaded witches balls, beaded hummingbird feeders, beaded blown glass, beaded friendship balls, beaded bells, beaded planters, beaded bird feeders, beaded candle holders, beaded cloisonné figurines, beaded gazing balls, beaded crackle balls, beaded Glass Eye Studio glassware, beaded angels, beaded stained glass, beaded crystals and  beaded ceramic hearts.