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S-Lon Cord and Threads

SuperLon Cords & Threads - ItsAllJustString SuperLon Cords & Threads - ItsAllJustString The BeadSmith SuperLon (S-Lon) Bead Cord and Threads were originally developed for industrial and home machine sewing applications.
          Today's fiber artisan uses SuperLon (S-Lon) Cords and Threads for Beading, Braiding, Knotting, Jewelry Making, Knitting, Kumihimo, Macrame, as well as in Machine and HandSewing. I recently learned some "fly tying" enthusiasts are finding it useful but most still prefer silk.
             
  • The BeadSmith SuperLon (S-Lon) is a collection of at least six styles (aka/weight) of nylon cord and thread.
  • The BeadSmiths' SuperLon (S-LON) and C-Lon are identical in structure, but vary in colors, branding***** (a very common industry practice), and put ups (how the YARNandTHREAD is packaged).

  • To Shop by Style/Weight, Click on the SuperLon Style/Weight Name
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    BeadSmith SuperLon Size & Style/Weight Comparison
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    Name
    Style Weight
    Heavy
    Tex 400
    Bead
    Tex 210
    Fine
    Tex 135
    Micro
    Tex 70
    D
    Tex 45
    AA
    Tex 33

    Compare to: Clon-Heavy
    Griffin-10
    Clon-Bead
    Mastex-18
    Clon-Fine
    Size FF
    Clon-Micro
    Conso-69
    Clon-D
    Nymo-D
    Clon-AA
    Nymo-AA

    Colors 100+ Colors 100+ Colors 27 Colors 17 colors 36 colors 36 colors

    PutUp 35 yds 77 yds 118 yds 287 yds 75 yds 78 yds

    Outer
    Diameter
    0.9mm =
    .0354in
    0.5mm =
    .0196in
    0.4mm =
    .0157in
    0.12mm =
    .00472 in
    0.012mm =
    .00047in
    0.008mm =
    .00315in

    Bead Braid ***** 6/o Pony 8/o & 10/o 11/o Rocaille 11/o & 15/o 11/o Delica 15/o > 23/o

    Bead Weave & Stringing ***** tbd tbd tbd tbd 11/o Delica 15/o > 23/o

    Tensile 75 lbs 32 lbs 25 lbs 11 lbs 5 lbs 11 lbs

    WPI/YPP** 22wpi
    1000-ypp
    26wpi
    800-ypp
    38wpi
    2800-ypp
    ?wpi
    6000-ypp
    50wpi
    12800-ypp
    60wpi
    10000-ypp

    Plys 3 ply 3 ply 3 ply 3 ply _ _

    Type Bonded Bonded Bonded Bonded NoTwist NoTwist


    Fiber Nylon Nylon Nylon Nylon Nylon Nylon

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    * Colors - we may not have all the colors in stock but do order every few days with BeadSmith so if it is "in the warehouse" we have it within 3-5 business days. If not, we will contact you with estimated availability.
    ** WPI-YPP - Estimated - There are human and environmental factors which can effect Yard Per Pound and Wraps Per Inch.
    *** PutUp - How the item is packaged, to help keep the cost low, we use "bulk" putups which usually means a plastic bag. It also means variations in such things as amount within the sale unit. i.e., a bag of 1 or 4 or 10.
    **** YMMV - Your experience may vary, and we all need to respect individual opinions and artistic choices. However if you have different facts, please do email with your references so I can check further and update here as needed. ***** Branding - It is a very common YARNandTHREAD industry practice for a manufacturer to make the same product for several "brands" - sometimes identical, sometimes with variation in putup and more often than I care to keep track of, with different color choices or the same colors, but different names or with exclusive colors or different amount. The BeadSmith's SuperLon (S-Lon) and Caravan's C-Lon are an excellent example of this practice
    ***** Bead Compatible - Suggested starting points blogged by Carolyn910 (and used with our thanks and her permission) These are Thread/Bead combinations that worked well when one will primarily be making a "single pass" thru the bead such as Braiding (Kumihimo) Macrame. For on & off loom weaving, and stringing, you may need to make other choices allow for multiple passes thru the bead. YMMV so please make a sample.
    Descriptions of each Style/Weight
    SuperLon/SLon Heavy (Macrame) Cord Tex 400 is the heavy weight in The BeadSmith Superlon family of S-Lon cord comparable to No.18 Macrame threads has a diameter of .9mm and estimated tensile strength of 75 pounds. Each spool of this Tex 400 3- Ply bonded nylon cord has approximately 35 yards Click To Order SuperLon/SLon Macrame Cord Tex 400
    SuperLon/SLon Bead Cord Tex 210 is Ideal for most stringing - bead crochet or micro-macrame jewelry! The BeadSmth SuperLon Bead Cord is a Tex 210 and is an extra-heavy #18 twisted nylon 3 ply bonded nylon. If you like Conso or Mastex cords you will love the wider range of colors. Each spool Each spool contains approximately 77 yards of cord wiht a diameter of .5mm and an estimated tensile strength of 34 pounds. Click To Order SuperLon/SLon Bead Cord Tex 210
    Superlon/SLon Fine Cord Tex 135 can easily for used for many stringing and knotting applications. While silk is always best for real pearls - The BeadSmith SuperLon Fine Cord is comparable to a size FF. You will enjoy the many uses for this .4 mm cord with an estimated tensile strength of 25 pounds. There are a generous 188 yds per spool of this Tex 135 cord Click To Order Superlon/SLon Fine Cord Tex 135
    SuperLon/SLon D Thread Tex 45 is a nylon parallel fiber thread and will fit through a size 12 beading needle. The BeadSmith SuperLon AA has the feel of Nymo but comes close to the strength of Power Pro. Use this Tex 33 thread for all kinds of beadwork as bead loom warp - bead carrier for weft and in most off-loom bead weaving and bead netting or other multi-pass bead projects. This thread has almost no stretch. S-Lon D has approximately 78 yards per spool. Click To Order SuperLon/SLon D Thread Tex 45
    SuperLon/SLon AA Thread Tex 33 S-Lon AA is a nylon parallel fiber thread and will fit through a size 12 beading needle. The BeadSmith SuperLon AA has the feel of Nymo but comes close to the strength of Power Pro. Use this Tex 45 thread for all kinds of beadwork as bead loom warp - bead carrier for weft and in most off-loom bead weaving and netting projects or other multi-pass bead stitches. This thread has almost no stretch. S-Lon AA has approximately 75 yards per spool Click To Order SuperLon/SLon AA Thread Tex 33
    added 2014-03-31: As a followup to a recent conversation in a FaceBook group, Wheat contacted Larry Weiss, founder and president of Helby Imports/The BeadSmith. Here is the response from the manufacture of both Caravan C-Lon and BeadSmith S-Lon.
            Hi Larry,
    I hope you're doing well. To answer your questions, there is no difference in the products we sell you, vs. what we sell your competitors. All of our Nylon products are manufactured the same regardless of the end use. The Nylon you use is made the same for automotive seat belts, web slings, tie downs, etc. The chemical makeup question - all of our filament nylon is made from 6.6 Nylon - the best nylon type there is. As far as post processing (dyeing, etc.) - there is no difference. Let me know if you need any other information.

    The BeadSmith SuperLon (S-Lon) Bead Cord and Threads were originally developed for industrial and home machine sewing applications.
              Today's fiber artisan use SuperLon (S-Lon) Cords and Threads for Beading, Braiding, Embroidery, Knotting, Jewelry Making, Knitting, Kumihimo, Macrame, as well as in Machine and Hand Sewing. I recently learned some "fly tying" enthusiasts are finding it useful although they are still liking silk better.

    Content and IAJS Artwork © 2013-2016 Wheat M Carr - WheatCarr.com - The BeadSmith Logo is used with permission.
    To Shop by Style or Weight, Click on the SuperLon Name
    last updated 2016-May-26


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