Our high quality Soutache is supplied on cards of approx 3 yards.
Q. What is the difference between Rayon Soutache and Polyester Soutache?
A. The BeadSmith’s soutache cord line was designed by a textile jewellery artist for textile jewellery artists with tremendous attention to consistency of width, thickness and drape so that rayon and polyester braid can be successfully combined. Polyester soutache is available in bright colors, and its sheen is slightly duller than that of the rayon. Rayon soutache is a semi-natural fiber – essentially re-processed cotton. It has more sheen and the colors are available in a more muted palette. Textured metallic soutache is a metallized polyester film with a nylon support.
A. No, not at all, the cuffs shown in this picture were made by our Director Juliet and were her first ever attempt at Soutache, she simply followed the instructions in the Soutache book that we sell and took a look at some You Tube videos!
Q.What is the purpose of Lacy’s Stiff Stuff and Beading Foundation?
A. Lacy’s Stiff stuff or Beading Foundation provides a nice firm backing to stitch or bead onto.
Q. What do you use the ultra suede and leather for?
A. You stick the ultra suede or leather to the back of your finished piece to provide a neat and professional looking finish or use it to cover one of our brass cuff bases.
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5 hours ago
Service rating : Order arrived within a reasonable time. The order was very small so difficult to comment further Product : They were satisfactory for my purpose No more comment
7 hours ago
Service rating : So good excellent quality delivery so quick always look on their site when I need more beads Product : Cannot fault their beads always know they will come up to my expectations and won't have to wait ages for them to arrive.
10 hours ago
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4 days ago
Service rating : Always excellent service from this shop, nothing is too much trouble and there is an extensive stock of goodies just right for building your stash. Product : The downloadable patterns are really great, they do not cost anything and by downloading the pattern, it is with you straight away, excellent if you have the beads needed in your stash and you are itching to try a new design. Each project is written in plain and simple language, they are easy to follow and have plenty of diagrams, what more could you want? I would rate all of their downloads as 5 Stars.