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    Default Stretch Magic Beading Cord - alternative to Larva Lace

    Stretch Magic Beading Cord is an alternative to Larva Lace - v-rib or d-rib. It is manufactured by Pepperell Crafts and the product is available in different colours, lengths and diameters. Colors available are clear, pearl, black, ruby, emerald, sapphire. Diameters available are 0.5 mm, 0.7 mm, 1.0 mm, 1.5 mm and 1.8 mm. The website also provides links where the product may be purchased. Click on the "Home" link and also have a look at some of their other products - RexDuo and FlexRexDuo.

    Here is what they say on their website;

    "Stretch Magic Beading Cord - Worlds most recognizable brand name for elastic beading cord. Won't crack or harden over time, this jewelry cord is ideal for beading work. Stretch Magic makes your jewelry creations easy to wear and remove! Stretch Magic Beading Cord is manufactured by Pepperell Crafts, a Division of Pepperell Braiding Company. Stretch Magic is available in multiple diameters, colors and lengths. Stretch Magic Beading Cord is Latex free."

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    interesting stuff. nice find Wiets (again )
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    Hi there guys

    You can buy this stuff per metre at The Bead Shop in Cape Town. I get confused, but it is in either Long or Loop Street.

    Try ribbing Mayfly patterns with the thinnest diametre version. Really good looking effect.

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    You can also get it at a hobby shop in Durbanville. Drive down Durbanroad from the N1 towards Durbanville - Take a right at Old Oak - first right again. Continue up with that road until you get to a NG Church on your left and a 7-11 complex on your right. In that complex there is a laundromat - right next to the laundromat there is a hobby\craft shop - they sell the above mentioned stuff per metre - they also sell bead chain in various sizes - something like R 10 per m. They also have very thin nylon that can be used for tying - something like R7 per spool - I bought the same stuff at flyfishing shops at R20 per spool. They have dark and clear nylon.

    Also have a bunch of thin copper\silver\gold covered wire - excelent for ribbing.

    Another shop that is quite cool is Fabric City in Cape Town - they have tonnes of stuff that can be used for fly tying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Methos View Post
    Another shop that is quite cool is Fabric City in Cape Town - they have tonnes of stuff that can be used for fly tying.
    Ah Fabric City! The girlfriend is a clothing designer/manufacturer so she often drags me down there. That was until i saw what they had to offer. Now I drag HER down there!! Also Fabric World on Wynberg Main Rd near the chemist.
    Around the steel no tortur'd worm shall twine, No blood of living insect stain my line;
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    Silent along the mazy margin stray, And with fur-wrought fly delude the prey

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    Fish Whisperer

    Do you perhaps any idea where on can buy chenille from ?

    Cheers

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    Ya, try shops that specialise in knitting rather than sewing, they make sweaters/jerseys out of it. Don’t have a name off-hand. There used to be one in Plumstead but that closed down long ago. Will have a look around.
    Around the steel no tortur'd worm shall twine, No blood of living insect stain my line;
    Let me, less cruel, cast feather'd hook, With pliant rod athwart the pebbled brook,
    Silent along the mazy margin stray, And with fur-wrought fly delude the prey

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    Another thing along the lines of this stretchy magic stuff, my sister was into the whole beading thang a while back. I was rummaging through her old collection and found a stretchy nylon. Don’t know if it is the same stuff as above but it seems strong (will test breaking strain before i use it) and was wondering if it could be used in place of bimini twist as a shock absorber? Any thoughts?
    Around the steel no tortur'd worm shall twine, No blood of living insect stain my line;
    Let me, less cruel, cast feather'd hook, With pliant rod athwart the pebbled brook,
    Silent along the mazy margin stray, And with fur-wrought fly delude the prey

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