Elastic & Elasticity - Coloured elastic

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Perfect for quick and simple bracelets of bright, bold and beautiful beads.

Product: threads / wires
Material: elastic
Size: 1mm

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Hot products Elastic & Elasticity - Coloured elastic (EL13, purple, 1mm)

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Hot products Elastic & Elasticity - Coloured elastic (EL17, royal blue, 1mm)

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Hot products Elastic & Elasticity - Coloured elastic (EL11, scarlet, 1mm)

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Hot products Elastic & Elasticity - Coloured elastic (EL18, turquoise, 1mm)

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Frequently asked questions about the product: Coloured elastic

Q: can you use this elastic for hair bobbles?
A: Sure, it's just regular cotton covered elastic so you could easily use it for thin hair bobbles.

Q: Hi there, Can you let me know if you have any further colours of 1mm elastic available? Ta!
A: Just the silver and gold www.beadsunlimited.co.uk/Metallic-elastic/bo4168 if you want to bling it up!

Q: Hi, I am looking for elasticated thread which is as fine as normal cotton thread. Do you stock this? Or could you recommend someone who does?
A: Yes, we have Elasticity, which is like stretchy nlyon really. You can find it in clear and black, thick and thin www.beadsunlimited.co.uk/home/search.php?searchfor=elasticity

Q: Hi, Im making bead bracelets with 5 year olds at my local primary school ina few weeks, could you tell me the best elastic to buy - something that isnt too thick, or the kids wont be able to thread the beads, but has to be very strong - 5 year olds are ruthless! Many thanks Amanda
A: Yes I know, I have the scars to prove it! Our coloured elastic is the easiest for younger children to work with, it's pretty strong but at 1mm thick won't fit through beads with very small holes. For this you're better off with Elasticity at www.beadsunlimited.co.uk/home/search.php?searchfor=elasticity . It's like a stretchy nylon so very easy to thread, it's not quite as strong though and can be a bit slippy, so help may be required at the knotting stage. The trick is to knot at least twice and pull all ends very taut, some people then like to add a drop of glue or varnish to 'seal' the knot.

Q: How do you join this elastic?
A: This elastic is really easy to knot, just a simple tight double knot will be enough to hold for ages.

Q: I'm going to have a bracelet making party for my Daughter (aged 7) I noticed that you recommend the elastic thread. Do you need a needle to thread through the plastic beads or will it suffice on it's own? I shall use the larger diameter beads as I'm assuming they have the largest holes in the middle?
A: You won't need a needle to thread the elastic, it has a woven cottony covering that makes it quite easy to thread with just fingers. Most of our plastic beads have at least a 1mm hole, all of the beads in this collection www.beadsunlimited.co.uk/coloured-plastic-beads/c6 have big enough holes for the elastic, even right down to the 4mm miracle beads. Generally the bigger the bead the bigger the hole but with these machine made beads we can be sure all of the holes are suitable.

Q: I'm looking for some elastic which will not fray as it's being threaded. Would this be suitable?
A: The cottony covering will fray a bit as you thread it but you can stop this by giving the end a dab of glue, when it's dry you can thread without worrying about fraying.

Q: Is this cotton coloured elastic strong enough not to break if used in bracelets? Is it thin enough to thread one of your 8mm faux pearls through?
A: It really depends how many beads you are using and the weight but this elastic is quite robust as long as you secure it with a tight knot. Our 8mm glass pearls have a 0.8mm hole so unfortunately the 1mm cotton elastic won't fit through. We do have elasticity which comes in a 0.5mm thickness or 0.8mm www.beadsunlimited.co.uk/home/search.php?searchfor=elasticity which will work well with the 8mm pearls.

Q: Is this the elastic you recommend for children's stretchy bracelets?
A: Yes this would be the best elastic for children because it is quite easy to use. This would work well with the plastic barrel ponies because it will be easy to thread and to knot at the end. Plus they come in a variety of bright colours.

Q: Is this the thinist elastic you have, need to re-string a bracelet made of shell with very small holes in it?
A: This elastic is 1mm thick as it has a coloured cotton covering but we also have elasticity which comes in clear and black and either in thick (0.8mm) or thin (0.5mm) www.beadsunlimited.co.uk/home/search.php?searchfor=elasticity

Q: Would this be suitable for kumihimo bracelets?
A: I have never tried using an elasticated cord for a knotting technique like this and I usually recommend a cotton or leather cord but you could certainly give it a go if you would prefer an elasticated bracelet.

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