Fireline is a pre-waxed, braided cord consisting of gel-spun polyethylene which is known as the strongest fiber, per diameter, ever created. It has an unbelievably high tensile strength and has been recommended for use in beadweaving. The 4 & 6 lb. tests will fit a #12 English beading needle. We highly recommend Fiskars 5 inch Precision Scissors for cutting this thread.