C-lon Thread & Cord

C-Lon beading thread & cord are loved by crafters and beaders alike because they are high-quality, versatile and inexpensive. The vast array of rich and vibrant colors make it easy to find the right shade for your projects. Our C-lon products are available exclusively through Caravan Beads and made right here in the USA.

Depending on your project and size of beads, you will need to decide what weight C-Lon thread or cord will work best for you. It can be difficult to know which size to use for different types of projects. We’ve compiled a list of recommendations and information for each weight to make your cord/thread selection easy. Available in 6 weights, you'll find the perfect thread or cord for any type of project right here:

C-lon thread comes in two sizes (AA) and (D), both are a monofiliment nylon thread that is slightly flat. Similar to the nymo beading thread that most of us learned to bead with, this modern version is slightly stronger and comes in a beautiful rainbow of 36 colors. Both sizes of C-Lon Thread are packaged as a single bobbin or a tube of 12 bobbins. Larger customers can order 6 tubes of 12 to receive a box of 72 bobbins.

CLBAA: C-Lon Beading Thread Size AA

C-Lon Size AA thread is perfect for bead weaving, especially for projects that call for multiple passes through teeny tiny seed beads. This is our thinnest thread. If your project calls for size 15/0 seed beads or small delicas (DBS) you’ll want a thread thin enough to pass through these delicate beads with ease. C-lon AA thread works well with our finest gauge beading needles.

  • 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

C-Lon Size D thread is ideal for most bead weaving projects. Size D is slightly thicker than the AA and passes through both seed beads and larger beads with ease. It's the perfect size thread for stitching beads into your leather wrap bracelets, for brick or peyote stitch, as well as almost every other stitch you can think of. Use this durable thread as your weft when loom weaving for an easy back and fourth that’s both durable and aesthetically pleasing.

  • 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.

All four weights of the heavier C-Lon cord are made of plied and bonded nylon that's been twisted for added strength. The pretty sheen of this cord makes for bright pieces that will last. Nylon is a synthetic material and is easily washed in cold water with zero color fade or shrinkage. Some prefer to carefully singe the end of the cord, while others will find that using a drop of hypo-cement achieves the same goal of sealing your knot. It's strength and wide range of color choices make it ideal for kumihimo, macrame, micro-macrame, stringing, knotting, braiding, bead crochet, and on or off loom bead weaving.

C-Lon Cord comes in four sizes: CLMC, CLC.135, CLC, and CLC.400 and is packaged as a single bobbin, a half-pack of 4 bobbins, or a box of 8 bobbins.

CLMC: C-Lon Micro Cord

C-Lon Micro Cord (CLMC) works well in most bead weaving designs and stringing projects. We’ve enjoyed using micro cord for our spiral stitch projects, kumihimo with smaller size seed beads, warping our beading looms, as well as adding a little pop of color to our leather wrap bracelets. Micro cord is very versatile as it can be used for both weaving and is strong enough for stringing.

  • Tex 70 (+/- 0.115mm)
  • Bobbin measures .75" x 1.625"
  • Approximately 100 yards (91m) per bobbin.
  • Purchase a bobbin, a half-pack of 4 bobbins, or a pack 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 1.625"
  • Approximately 50 yards (45m) per bobbin.
  • Purchase a bobbin, a half-pack of 4 bobbins, or a pack of 8 bobbins.
  • Will fit through size 11/0 seed beads or larger.


CLC: C-Lon Bead Cord

C-Lon Bead Cord (CLC) is our best selling bead cord. Neither too thin nor too thick, it is useful in so many different types of projects. This regular weight C-Lon Cord is ideal for kumihimo using size 8/0 seed beads, stringing or knotting a mala necklace, adding pops of color to your leather wrap bracelet with large hole beads, and just stringing a simple necklace. We’ve used this cord for knotting Swarovski pearls, multi strand necklaces, and even macrame. If you’re looking for an all around crafting cord the CLC offers both strength and our largest selection of beautiful colors.

  • Tex 210 (+/- 0.5mm)
  • Bobbin measures 1.25" x 1.625"
  • 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

C-Lon Heavy Weight Bead Cord (CLC.400) works as a colorful base for your stringing or knotting projects using large hole beads. Perfect for stringing size 6/0 seed beads or larger, the CLC.400 works well for macrame and braiding. We’ve knotted wooden beads with this thick cord for a mala style and even made vibrant colored tassels with this bold cord. This cord is a great crafting staple as it’s easy to use for both children and adults. Try using the CLC.400 for your projects where you really want the cord to take center stage.

  • Tex 400 (+/- 0.9mm)
  • Bobbin measures 1.25" x 1.625"
  • 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.


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