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Pricing shown is for an 18" of Bright or Wire Check. Bright has a shiny finish and Wire has a matte. Checks are a textured tubular shape (kind of like stacked triangles) and are normally cut into small pieces, known as chips, and sewn into place like a bead, normally with silk thread. The chips from the cut Bright Check are very small, making them perfect for filling smaller areas of your goldwork embroidery. Check threads are soft and springy allowing you to sew into place to form a loop (chain work), over other metal threads, or just in a straight line.

Check threads are made by spinning a very fine wire tightly around a needle to create the very flexible and hollow tubes. The higher the number, the finer the thread. There may be more than one piece to come up with 18" due to the manufacturing process.

Approximate widths of Bright/Wire Check according to size:
No. 4 - 2.0 mm
No. 5 - 1.8 mm
No. 6 - 1.5 mm
No. 7 - 1.2 mm
No. 8 - 1 mm
No. 9 - 0.8 mm
No. 10 - 0.6 mm

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