If you have already looked at our threads section you will see I am not a huge a fan of invisible thread, and I only use it very sparingly in designs when there is an absolute need for it, such as lanterns or tea lights.
However don’t be scared off, although it is more difficult to use than a thread such as Nymo or Fireline, I have gone through the painful learning process so you don’t have to!
Firstly use a shorter length of thread than you usually would. Don’t be tempted to load on lots of thread on your needle, it won’t work and you will get into a big frustrating tangle.
Do not stretch the thread or pull the thread tight as you are adding beads on. This will cause the thread to become curly, meaning knots are only a few beads away… and then you are left try getting knots out of invisible thread (fyi it’s not fun!)
For invisible thread we recommend Beadalon’s Supplemax 0.15mm, however other invisible threads will work, but be careful of the diameter, the larger you go the more space there will between each bead meaning some 3 dimensional beading will not work.
Invisible thread is quite slippery, when tying off/on do a bit more weaving and turns that you would on normal thread, as it tends to pull out much easier.
This is not necessary with Supplemax, but if you are finding the end of the thread difficult to pass through the eye of the needle, use a pair of pliers to squash the end of the thread to flatten it (trim this flattened end of before you start working though).