I make macrame elastic bracelets and watch bands. Recently I have wanted to purchase copper and pure gold (the color) and other metallic colors of elastic round cord (approximately 1mm-2mm in girth or width). I have searched Alibaba and other sites but their minimum amount to purchase is ridiculous for an individual.
I searched the Jacquard site and it looks as though their luminere colors would work and that fabric painting the cord is the best and cheapest way to accomplish what I want. What is the best way to accomplish this - since I work with 70 yards at a time. Should I buy cotton or polyester white cord? Should I buy the nearest color to the metallic color I want to use? Is cotton cover better than polyester or nylon cover when using the fabric paint.
Should I hang up the cord and spray paint it using 25% water and then when it's dry iron it.
What is the easiest and best way to accomplish this task.