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The items, kits or jewelry sold on this site are not intended for children's jewelry.
NEWS - DECEMBER 2023 - GIFT IDEAS
The kits listed below make great gifts as is or find the few hours to get the project done and gift the finished jewelry just in time for the holidays.... Gift wrapping, and gift message available. Email us after placing your order!
Leather Wrap Bracelet Kits
Turkish Flat Bead Crochet Kits

> Turkish Bead Crochet Bracelet Kits

Turkish Flat Bead Crochet Bracelet Kit with Tebetan Buddhist 5 Color CordTurkish Flat Bead Crochet Bracelet Kit with Miyuki Baroque Pearl BeadsTurkish Flat Bead Crochet Bracelet Kitwith Metallic Cord

These $12 to $24 crochet bracelet kits make lovely bracelets that can be made quickly.

Add a Tool Bag, a crochet hook, or a thread burner to the kit for a great gift for anyone who is a maker.

The directions are online HERE and include a Video.

Are you in a rush? Get ready to wear bracelets. I made lots of sample bracelets available for purchase starting at $19. Check my Etsy Store for Ready to Wear Jewelry. I have posted some of the beaded crochet bracelets available. Or check Marion Jewels in Fiber Gallery for other Ready to Wear Jewelry

Leather Wrap Bracelet Kits
Leather Wrap Bracelet Kit and Tutorial with Tila Beads

> Leather Wrap Bracelet Kits with Tila Beads

Leather Wrap Bracelet Kit and TutorialLeather Wrap Bracelet Kit and TutorialLeather Wrap Bracelet Kit and Tutorial

$24.00 kits are available in many colors. Make 3 single-wrap bracelets, keep one and give away two, or make a multiple-wrap bracelet.

Both design options are shown in the step-by-step tutorial. This is one of my first kits, and it got a complete rewrite a while ago with the addition of the multiple wrap with the metal buttons.

Get extra buttons HERE if you want to make 3 single-wrap bracelets with the multiple wrap kits.

Kunihimo Earring Kits
Kumihimo Jellyfish Earring Kit with PIP Beads and a Beaded Tassel

> Kumihimo Jellyfish Earrings with Pip Beads

Or, for less than $20, make a pair of Kumihimo earrings... They are quick to make and lovely to wear for the holidays.

Combo Kits in Gift Boxes
COMBO KITS - Square Knot Trio + Multi Strand Bracelet + Gift Boxes

> Combo Bracelet Kit Boxes

These $50 kits include all the materials to make multiple Square Knot Trio + Multi Strand Bracelets, the tutorials + video, and all of it comes packaged into plastic storage boxes making these kits great for gifts.

Add a Tool Set, extra Beads or extra C-Lon Tex 400 Bead Cord colors to make more bracelets.

COMBO KITS - Square Knot Trio + Multi Strand Bracelet + Gift BoxesCOMBO KITS - Square Knot Trio + Multi Strand Bracelet + Gift BoxesCOMBO KITS - Square Knot Trio + Multi Strand Bracelet + Gift Boxes

> Square Knot Trio + Multi Strand Bracelet Kits in a Gift Box

Are you in a rush? Get ready to wear bracelets. I made lots of sample bracelets available for purchase starting at $19. Check Marion Jewels in Fiber Gallery or my Etsy Store for listings.

 

C-Lon Boxes in the Standard and the Tex 400 Sizes
C-lon Bead Cord Gift Box

> C-Lon Box Sale
Set of 12 Colors in Box $47.50
$3.96/spool + $3.00 plastic compartment box, an $8.50 value

C-Lon Bead Cord Gift BoxC-Lon Bead Cord Gift Box
C-Lon Bead Cord Gift BoxC-Lon Bead Cord Gift Box

Keep your spools dust-free and neatly stored away in these great starting boxes. Get a pre-made color set, or choose your colors. These boxes make great gifts!

> C-Lon Bead Cord Box Sale

> C-Lon Tex 400 Bead Cord Box Sale

This sale applies to the standard size of C-Lon Bead Cord Tex 210 at 0.5mm in diameter and the Tex 400 size at 0.9mm in diameter. Both sizes are available in 116 colors.
C-Lon Bead Thread Size D and AA Boxes
C-Lon Bead Thread

Currently all the colors are in stock but a few colors are getting low in stock. Get them while you can or get a box with all the colors.

C-Lon Bead Thread Size D Availibility

> C-Lon Bead Thread Size D | Tex 45 | 7 lb Breaking Strength
43 C-Lon + S-Lon Colors –> 1 Color in Future

> C-Lon Bead Thread Size AA | Tex 35 | 4 lb Breaking Strength
36 C-Lon Colors –> 1 Color in Future

If you are unfamiliar with C-Lon Bead Thread Size D and AA, they are monocords, lightly twisted and bonded one-ply cords almost like floss. They are very thin thread, Size D at Tex 45, Size AA even thinner at Tex 35.

The diameters are too thin to measure, but AA would be around 0.053 mm in diameter if held in a round shape; however, like floss, it flattens around the beads or leather cords. Size D and AA are mainly used for fine beading with Delicas, Tilas, 11s and 15s such as Peyote, leather wrap bracelets with small beads, or bead embroidery.

Silk Ribbon Kumihimo with 4mm Magatamas Necklace Kit

October 2023
> Kumihimo Necklace Kit

Braided with silk ribbon, accent cords, and 4mm Miyuki Magatama beads, this project is perfect for anyone new to kumihimo.

Silk Ribbon Kumihimo Necklace Kit with 4mm MagatamasKumihimo KitHand Dyed Silk Ribbon for Kumihimo

This kit is now available in 7 colors. Amber and Sage is the newest color. Hydrangea is limited to stock on hand.

For the best color choices, get a kit now. You can also knit with the silk ribbon. It is available HERE.

> Kumihimo Necklace Kit with Silk Ribbon and 4mm Magatama Beads

 
C-Lon Micro Cord Tex 70

October 2023 > C-Lon Micro Cord Tex 70
C-Lon Bead Micro Cord Tex 70
48 Colors –> 30 Colors in Future

C-Lon Bead Cord Gift Box

Thread Ø 0.115 mm | 3-Ply Z Twist
11 lb/5 Kg breaking strength

Good news, even though this size will eventually be available in 30 colors, we still have all 48 colors in stock in the 100-yard spools. Some colors are still available in the original 320-yard spools for $6.00 and a few colors are already available in the new 300-yard spools for $7.50.

> C-Lon Micro Cord Tex 70

C-Lon Micro Cord Tex 70

October 2023
> C-Lon Fine Weight Cord Tex 135

61 Colors –> 30 Colors in Future

Thread Ø 0.4mm | 3-Ply Z Twist | 24 lb/11 Kg breaking strength

This size is eventually going from 61 colors to 30 colors and back to a 136-yard spool size. We still have all 61 colors available; most are on sale. The new spools at $6.75 per spool are already heavily discounted and not part of the sale.

50 yd Spools | $2.75
Original 136 yd Spools | $5.25
New 136 yd Spools | $6.75

> C-Lon Fine Weight Cord Tex 135

WildFire by Beadalon

October 2023 > Dancing Skeleton Necklace Kit and Skull Beads

This is a fun necklace to wear at this time of the year. Get the tutorial and necklace kit and make fun jewelry for yourself, your family, and your friends for Dia De Los Muertos, Halloween, or any other day of the year!

Calavera Skull Beads to make Dancing Skeleton JewelryCalavera Skull Beads to make Dancing Skeleton JewelryWildFire by Beadalon

I just made two necklaces and updated the tutorial while making them. For the dancing skeletons pendants and earrings, check the free online tutoriaL HERE.

> Dancing Skeleton Necklace Kit and Skull Beads

 
WildFire by Beadalon

August 2023 > NEW Wood Beads
Now available in a larger selection of exotic woods.

Wood beads are great lightweight additions for any beading project to lessen the overall weight, as wood is lighter than gemstone and glass beads. Try adding them as spacers between gemstone beads or to Malas to lighten the overall weight.

Calavera Skull Beads to make Dancing Skeleton JewelryCalavera Skull Beads to make Dancing Skeleton JewelryWildFire by Beadalon

Or combine wood beads with carved skull beads. Check the free online tutorial to make dancing skeletons pendants and earrings, and make fun jewelry for yourself, your family, and your friends for Dia De Los Muertos, Halloween, or any other day of the year!

> Dancing Skeleton Necklace Kit and Skull Beads

 
WildFire by Beadalon

August 2023 > Wildfire Beading Thread
Now available in 4 Colors

WildFire by Beadalon comes highly recommended as an alternative synthetic material for bead weaving and for leather wrap bracelets. Now in 4 colors: Black, Frost White, Green, and Beige.

WildFire by Beadalon

BEIGE is the New Color

Want to Compare Beading Thread?

Go HERE or read this POST HERE.

 
Chinese Knotting Cord } Bobbin Sale

July 2023 - NEW
> Bobbin Reuse Program

Save your empty bobbin. Order a pre-paid return envelope for 10 cents HERE or follow these steps:

1. Weight your empty bobbins.
2. Or count small and medium bobbins.
3. Email us with the weight or numbers.

We will include pre-paid return envelope with your order.

Bobbins Reuse Program

> Chinese Knotting Cord
Bobbin Sale ends July 31

+ Extras - In addition to the bobbin sale, we will include extra bobbins with less than 10 yd per bobbin in random colors with your order at no charge.

 
Metallic Twisted Cord

July 2023
> Twisted Metallic Nylon Cord

Just added 2 Colors: Rose and Bronze
in 1 Size - 0.7mm Ø - 12 filaments - in between C-Lon standard and Tex 400.

Individual metallic polyester film wrapped over nylon filaments twisted in a S twist clockwise construction. For micro macrame, kumihimo, and tassel construction.

Washable. Dries quickly. When cut with scissors, the individual filaments can separate. Cord ends can be melted and cut with a thread burner. Made in China.

Personal Note - New as of July 2019, with more colors and sizes added June 2020 and now 2 more colors added July 2023. If you like these colors I may add them in other sizes.

> Twisted Metallic Nylon Cord

 
Hand Dyed Silk Ribbon for Kumihimo

June 2023 > Silkie Ribbon
Mini-Skeins Regular Price $7.50
Mini-Skeins on Sale $5.00

Full Skeins Regular Price $24.00
Full Skein on Sale $16.00

Sorry Sale Ended

Hand dyed silk ribbon perfect for kumihimo, 10 mm wide, with a center rib dividing the ribbon into two sides: one side is more shiny, the other more matte.

The colors shift and repeat around the skein, every 50-60 inches (1.25-1.5 m).

To see how it braids go to > Silk Ribbon Kumihimo Kits with 4mm Magatamas

Hand Dyed Silk Ribbon for KumihimoHand Dyed Silk Ribbon for Kumihimo
Silkie Ribbon knits perfectly too,
check these easy scarves.
> The pattern is free HERE!

 
Griffin Jewelry Silk on Spools

June 2023 > Griffin Jewelry Silk

The very last of this silk thread and it is on sale including open spools at prices based on yardage.

This is the very same silk that's used for the Griffin Silk on Cards, howeverbefore it is twisted into a 2-ply cord with a needle at one end.

Note: This item is no longer manufactured. Quantities available are limited to stock on hand.

> On Sale at 25% Off

 

 
Kanagawa Orizuru Jinui 100% Silk Filament 2-Ply Thread
NEW On Special > JINUI SILK
100% Filament 2-Ply Silk Thread

2-ply silk available in 25 vibrant colors. Designed originally for hand stitching and blind stitching by hand. Not quite as thin as regular silk thread for sewing machine. Perfect for applications such as very fine beading and for Korean Bojagi.

This is the thinnest silk thread we carry. Made by Kanagawa in Japan. Try it out!

Kanagawa Orizuru Jinui 100% Silk Filament 2-Ply ThreadKanagawa Orizuru Jinui 100% Silk Filament 2-Ply Thread

25 Colors available in Box Sets for $70
or by 40 m Cards for $4.25
> More Info

 
Silk Sale Silk Sale Silk Sale Silk Sale
> Temari Silk
List Price $10.25

SILK on Special $8.50 per card
| $189.00 per Set
> 27 Colors on Special
Silk Sale Silk Sale
Kanagawa Anaito Silk  Spools | Special Dyes
> Kanagawa 100% Anaito Silk Buttonhole Twist
SILK on Special $5.50 per card - List Price $7.50
> 163 Colors Available

 
Madeira Silk Embroidery Floss

June 2023 > Madeira Silk Floss
List Price $2.50 per card

Madeira Silk Floss is a high quality 100% pure Swiss Mountain silk made into a 4-strand floss with a beautiful sheen and no lint. The packaging design keeps the silk dust and tangle free.

This silk is not currently manufactured, however the factory in Germany still has lots of stock. All the colors are available other than these: Color 0113 and 0514 are sold out; Colors 2211 and 2614 are limited to the stock on hand.

Washable in warm water. Iron on silk setting. Can be dry cleaned with extra care. Do not bleach or place in dryer.

> Madeira Silk Embroidery Floss

News from March 2023 Newsletter

Bonded Nylon is going through changes. After a period of expansion, we are now in a period of contraction. The factory making C-Lon Bead Thread and C-Lon Bead Cord is reducing its offerings affecting C-Lon Bead Thread Size D and AA, C-Lon Micro Cord and Fine Weight. Other brands are also going through changes. Read the news below to see how all of this is affecting your favorite bonded nylon brand.

Rest assured, we (C-Lon and Marion Jewels in Fiber) are letting you know about these changes with plenty of notice. There is still plenty of stock of the discontinued C-Lon affected. A few colors are low in stock, but so far all the colors are still available. Other brands are not as transparent unfortunately.

C-Lon Bead Thread Size D and AA
C-Lon Bead Thread

This thread line is the most affected by the changes. Currently all the colors are in stock and as I was looking for S-Lon equivalents for potential backup stock, I found 5 colors in Size D produced only for S-Lon. C-Lon and S-Lon Thread and Cords are made by the same factory although there is some difference between the two bands such as dye lot shifts and quality control.

C-Lon Bead Thread Size D Availibility

> C-Lon Bead Thread Size D | Tex 45 | 7 lb Breaking Strength
43 C-Lon + S-Lon Colors –> 1 Color in Future

> C-Lon Bead Thread Size AA | Tex 35 | 4 lb Breaking Strength
36 C-Lon Colors –> 1 Color in Future

 

If you are not familiar with C-Lon Bead Thread Size D and AA, they are monocords, lightly twisted and bonded one ply cords almost like a floss. They are very thin thread, Size D at Tex 45, Size AA even thinner at Tex 35.

Their diameters are almost too thin to measure, but AA would probably be around 0.053 mm in diameter if held in a round shape, however like a floss it flattens around the beads or leather cords. Size D and AA are mainly used for fine beading with Delicas, Tilas, 11s and 15s such as Peyote, leather wrap bracelets with small beads, or for bead embroidery.

C-Lon Bead Micro Cord Tex 70
C-Lon Micro Cord Tex 70
Thread Ø 0.115 mm | 3-Ply Z Twist | 11 lb/5 Kg breaking strength

C-Lon Micro Cord Tex 70

To see which colors are discontinued, check the webpage. The discontinued colors low in stock will be clearly marked as stock gets low. Currently all 48 colors are in stock.

Spool Sizes
Original Larger Spools 320 yd
Smaller Spools 100 yd
New Spools 300 yd

48 Colors –> 30 Colors in Future

> C-Lon Micro Cord Tex 70

Changes are also affecting the C-Lon Micro Cord color offerings reducing them from 48 colors to 30 colors. In addition the spool sizes will go up to 300 yard per spool, so not quite as large as the larger original spools, and 3 times as large as the current smaller spools.
C-Lon Fine Weight Bead Cord Tex 135
C-Lon Micro Cord Tex 70
Thread Ø 0.4mm | 3-Ply Z Twist | 24 lb/11 Kg breaking strength

Some of the colors are still only available in the larger original 136 yd spools, others are available in both spool sizes, and many including the 17 newest colors are only available in the newer 50 yd spools. ARG is available in the new 136 yd production with a few more colors, AB, CHA & TQ arriving June 1st.

Spool Sizes
Smaller Spools 50 yd
Newer & Original Larger Spools 136 yd

61 Colors –> 30 Colors in Future

> C-Lon Fine Weight Cord Tex 135

C-Lon Fine Weight Bead Cord Tex 135 is going from 61 colors to 30 colors. As to spool sizes, C-Lon Fine Weight Bead Cord Tex 135 was originally produced in 136 yd spools. The production was shifted to 50 yard spools, allowing more colors to be made in this size with 16 colors added in 2017-2018, and 1 in 2022. Now production will shift back again to the 136 yd spools.
Other Sizes of C-Lon Bead Cord and Other Brands
C-Lon Micro Cord Tex 70

 The standard size of C-Lon Bead Cord and the heavy weight will continue to be available in all 116 colors.

> C-Lon Bead Cord Tex 210
Spool Size ~ 92 yd/84 m | Thread Ø 0.5 mm | 3-Ply Z Twist | 35 lb/16 Kg Breaking Strength

> C-Lon Tex 400 Bead Cord
Spool Size ~ 39 yd/36 m | Thread Ø 0.9mm | 3-Ply Z Twist | 75 lb/34 Kg Breaking Strength

> Tuff Bead Cord
16 colors, actually 17 right with 2 reds and many sizes | Pre-stretched

This brand used to be the quality standard of bonded nylon as it is pre-stetched, however it has been going through hard times for several years now. Less colors and sizes are available. It seems Tuff cannot find the raw material to make thier products.

> D&E Nylon #18 Cord
Formerly Mastex, this thread has been going through changes becoming more bonded like Conso Nylon #18 used to be. Every year it seems another color is discontinued. Dye lot shifts are also an issue. Available in 13 colors

C-Lon vs S-Lon
Comparing C-Lon versus S-Lon
S-Lon Bead Thread and Cord

S-Lon has been going through attrition for a quite while. Since opening this online store in January 2006, I have been stocking and carrying C-Lon and not S-Lon mainly due to duplication, and S-Lon lack of quality control.

However if a C-Lon color is no longer available and a S-Lon equivalent is still available I will not hesitate to switch brands. For Micro and Fine Weight, I doubt S-Lon will help.

As of Summer 2022, they had 17 Micro colors in stock. In March 2023 they have 14. As of Summer 2022, they had 17 Fine Weight colors in stock. In March 2023 they have 8. For C-Lon Bead Cord Size AA, they have only 8 colors left. For Size D, the S-Lon equivalent may help fill in when C-Lon is sold out. If any brand switches end up occurring in C-Lon Bead Thread Size D, they will be clearly marked.

For more info about the two brands, check this posts:

> C-Lon vs S-Lon Bead Cord
What's the Difference and How Do the Colors Compare

> C-Lon vs S-Lon
An earlier post about the differences between the two brands. Updated several times...

Comparing C-Lon versus S-Lon
 
> For more news go to the previous page...
 

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