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    Looking to restring several necklaces I picked up at auction, with Griffen silk. I know the exact hole sizes, but wasn't sure what size thread I should get? Same? Slightly smaller? Half as small? Looking to have big fat knots in between! Some are real pearls, some are imitiation. Can't purchase a whole lot of thread so looking to narrow it down to what should work the best for each strand. Thanks!

    Lavender 0.6mm hole x 8mm pearl
    Orange 1.3 mm hole x 10 mm bead
    Cream 0.9 mm hole x 6mm pearl
    Black 0.7 mm hole x 10 mm pearl
    Purple 0.8 mm hole x 12 mm pearl

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    Professional Rethreader Senior Guide Member Bernadette's Avatar
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    Hi a winter pearl, I don’t use griffin cord so I am not familiar with the gauge sizes.

    If you are in the UK, Wendy from Pearlescence re-strings with griffin, so she could perhaps advise you.

    Etsy is another place, there are quite a few sellers there, and just need to pm them in their store.
    Hope this helps

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    It sounds like you have some fun restringing projects planned! Here is Wendy's She is a member here. website. If you're planning to use the Griffin silk with attached needle, the diameter of each thread size is in the upper right on the Griffin card. Artbeads.com has a good selection.
    To have as large knots as possible, you'll have to use the thickest size thread that will go through the hole.
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