For pearls, or items where the thread is part of the design. Very soft and luxurious feeling and glossy with a soft sheen. Silk is arguably the most beautiful natural fiber in the world. This is a smooth, twisted three-ply, 100% pure silk thread. Extremely supple, yet resistant to stretch and wear. Durable enough to withstand the abrasion of pearls, glass beads, and gemstones.
For centuries, silk has been the traditional beading material in necklace manufacturing. Pure natural silk feels incredibly soft and smooth. Silk threads have good tensile strength and little stretch, which make them the ideal choice for many works and knotting. Necklaces made with natural silk drape naturally along the contours of the body and always project a look of elegance and beauty. GRIFFIN 100% Natural Silk only ever originates from the high-quality centre (filament silk) of the silk cocoon thread and is twisted three times. Only this sleek thread has the characteristic lustre and the irresistible natural beauty of pure natural silk. The Carded Natural Silk Bead Cord from GRIFFIN GmbH is only made from the best of the best 100% natural silk and is on the market since 1866.
Traditionally, pearls were knotted to keep them from rubbing on each other, and if the thread broke, you only lost one instead of the entire strand. ;-)
Transparent stone or glass beads can be strung on a deeper self-colour to make their colour look richer. Try Rose Quartz on a rich dark pink. Or try a contrasting colour - white pearls with black silk.