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Q: Where is the cheapest place to order seeds and 'Delicas'? I have ordered from 'FMG', but once I discovered cheaper alternatives I was like: "screw this!" Good service is important, too, of course...

A: I would politely disagree with this. I often bead with size 15 beads, and a VERY fine needle, and don't really have any problem threading it with 'Silamide', and 'Silamide' is strong, flexible, and slippery enough to go through even TINY beads three or four times. I have been wanting to buy 'Kevlar' thread for my bracelets. I was wondering if anybody has used it, and what they thought. I can't stand how 'Nymo' gets loopy and knots on me, and how it breaks so easily when I use it. 'Kevlar' sounded like a cool idea. There has been quite a lot of discussion on other boards about the use of 'Kevlar' thread. One of the biggest considerations is that 'Kevlar' can actually cut itself. When you knot the thread, it must be done with a certain knot, or it will slice right through itself. Also, several of the beaders who have used it stated that their pieces fell apart in 3-5 years, almost as if the 'Kevlar' had rotted. One of the people asked about its use in bullet-proof vests, and another beader stated that her husband was a police officer, and that his department replaced the vest every five years or so. There is some speculation that the 'Kevlar' did not disintegrate, but that it finally cut through itself from wear and tear.