Does Anyone Here Have Experience With NYMO Beading Thread!!!!!

I was wondering if anyone has any knowledge of the NYMO beading thread. I have descovered that there are a number of different sizes and I'm not sure what the difference is. The sizes I have been told are D, B,O,OO etc. I want to make bracelets with seed beads, bugle beads and sqaure beads. I'm just not sure what size thread to use. Please can anyone tell me anything they know about this thread and their experiences with using it.


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Comment by Mary Ann on January 9, 2013 at 2:00pm

I love Ellad2's patterns....they are beautiful.

Comment by Mary Ann on January 9, 2013 at 1:57pm

I have started to use KO thread in place of Nymo and in certain projects, fireline.   I like it a lot.    comes in great colors, doesn't twist or knot as much as other threads.  

I read a comment by someone that fireline comes in several colors.   I have only seen it in crystal or

the grey color.   Where can those other colors be purchased??

Comment by Gail Devoid, Forum Administrator on February 12, 2012 at 12:11am

I use fireline instead of nymo, and I saw recently where fireline is now being dyed for different colors. I've been dyeing my crystal fireline with permanent marker colors, but if the price were right, I would buy the colored fireline. 

The fireline comes in gray, crystal, shocking pink, and lime green, so at least the manufacturer has a few colors.

Comment by Ellad2 on September 3, 2011 at 10:13pm
Oh yes! I use Nymo size D and it's great for beads 15, 11 and larger. You can pass through the beads several times. Use size D.
Comment by Donna Wheeler on April 3, 2011 at 3:10am

I use either Nymo or Fireline, ususally size D for anything larger than 15 seed beads.  They have no problems with multple passes. Nymo tangles less, but I did start out with fireline.  If you get Nymo white and are using a bright colored bead, or any color for that matter, you can use permanent markers to "dye" the thread.  You just need to do it about 24 hours in advance.  I mostly use seed beads in my work, lately anyway.  I am in a course through my local university to improve my skills.

Comment by Barbara A. Fagan on December 4, 2009 at 10:32pm
I use that NYMO thread, and it is 00. That is the only one that I use and have never tried the other sizes but if you do try the other sizes of NYMO thread let me know how well it works or doesnt work. Barbara Fagan
Comment by Amy O'Keefe-Hyser on August 31, 2009 at 8:16am
I switched from Nymo to Fireline 6 lbs. test for size 11s and 15s and can't go back. Fireline does not need to be waxed, does not fray, and is very forgiving if you have to undo you work. You can run your needle back through a bead and not worry about snagging or fraying the threads.
Tip: Do NOT use any fishing line. Regular ones are made to disintegrate over time. Also, cut Fireline with cheap scissors (I use a pair of kid's Fiskers) otherwise it will ruin your good scissors.
Comment by Susan aka Night Beader on April 1, 2009 at 3:22am
My favorite thread is Nymo, have tried others and always came back to it. Lately to save money, I've been dying my white Nymo with stamp ink refills. A little messy but well worth the savings to me in these challenging economic times. I use B & D the most and have a large cone of each one.
Comment by Nancy Blignaut on April 1, 2009 at 12:25am
I am greatful for the threading from the spool tip too. I've been using the stuff for years and never figured this out. Thanks
Comment by Ann on March 31, 2009 at 2:48pm
I would like to thank you all for your advice and helpful hints. I'm esepecially greatful for the advice about threading the thread straight from the spool end as I have done it the other way and found all sorts of problems.
Thanks again.


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