Comparing C-lon Thread & Cord Sizes

It can be difficult to know which size of C-lon thread or cord to use for different projects. We are going to try to compare all the metrics here to make your selection easier. All of our high-quality C-lon products are made in the USA.

C-Lon Thread comes in two sizes (AA) and (D) and is packaged as a single bobbin or a tube of 12 bobbins.

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CLBAA: C-Lon Beading Thread Size AA

  • Tex 35
  • Bobbin measures 1/4" x 3/4"
  • Approximately 75 yards (68m) per bobbin.
  • Purchase a bobbin, or a tube of 12 bobbins.
  • Will fit through size 15/0 seed beads or larger.

CLBD: C-Lon Beading Thread Size D

  • Tex 45
  • Bobbin measures 1/2" x 1"
  • Approximately 78 yards (71m) per bobbin.
  • Purchase a bobbin, or a tube of 12 bobbins.
  • Will fit through size 15/0 seed beads or larger.


C-Lon Cord comes in four sizes and is packaged as a single bobbin, a half-pack of 4 bobbins, or a box of 8 bobbins.

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CLMC: C-Lon Micro Cord

  • Tex 70 (+/- 0.115mm)
  • Bobbin measures 1" x 1.25"
  • Approximately 100 yards (91m) per bobbin.
  • Purchase a bobbin, a half-pack of 4 bobbins, or a box of 8 bobbins.
  • Will fit through size 15/0 seed beads or larger.

CLC.135: C-Lon Fine Weight Bead Cord

  • Tex 135 (+/- 0.4mm)
  • Bobbin measures .75" x 1 5/8"
  • Approximately 50 yards (45m) per bobbin.
  • Purchase a bobbin, a half-pack of 4 bobbins, or a box of 8 bobbins.
  • Will fit through size 11/0 seed beads or larger.

CLC: C-Lon Bead Cord

  • Tex 210 (+/- 0.5mm)
  • Bobbin measures .75" x 1 5/8"
  • Approximately 92 yards (84m) per bobbin.
  • Purchase a bobbin, a half-pack of 4 bobbins, or a box of 8 bobbins.
  • Will fit through size 8/0 seed beads or larger.

CLC.400: C-lon Heavy Weight Bead Cord

  • Tex 400 (+/- 0.9mm)
  • Bobbin measures 1" x 1.5"
  • Approximately 39 yards (36m) per bobbin.
  • Purchase a bobbin, a half-pack of 4 bobbins, or a box of 8 bobbins
  • Will fit through size 6/0 seed beads or larger.

c-lon beading thread and cord

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