Nymo is one of the most popular and easy to find nylon beading threads for seed beads. It can be used for loom weaving, off-loom bead stitching, and bead embroidery. One of the best things about Nymo is its wide variety of colors and sizes.

In general, Nymo thread is strong and relatively easy to use, but for most uses, it works better if you condition it first. Many beaders will start off using Nymo mainly because it is inexpensive and easy to find at most local bead shops and internet sources.

The thread on Nymo spools and cones is higher quality and easier to use than the thread on bobbins. We highly recommend bobbins to sample the thread and find your favorite colors, but once you find them, you will probably prefer the thread sold on spools or cones, since it is easier to thread and stitch and of higher quality overall.

Nymo was originally developed for and used in the upholstery industry. It is a nylon monochord, which means it is a single bonded strand, not several twisted together. This is helpful in beadwork, especially when you have to remove stitches - it won't untwist and separate. Nymo thread is strong and supple, but it can fray when it is overworked.

Nymo is used with glass seed beads for off-loom bead weaving and bead embroidery or as a weft thread in loom beading. It is especially good for making jewelry with tassels and fringe that are strong but with supple movement. Its flexibility means that it can pass through beads multiple times. I also like to use Nymo for bead embroidery since the large color selection makes it easy to find a thread that will match your project.