Chinese waxed cotton cord - I have no idea why it is called that as it does not seem to have any wax content - is a great cord for beginners. It is a firm cord that holds the knots well during the knotting process and is easy to use. I like using it for less detailed projects that I want to complete quickly. Its 1mm + thickness makes knotting a quick affair as there is a lot of volume with relatively little knotting. Even though it appears to have the same diameter as C-lon and Linhasita, the cord takes up much more space and the downside is that any beads smaller than 6/0 won't fit but you can still use many other beads with a larger diameter hole. I have made many earrings and necklaces with this cord and enjoy working with it. If you like to incorporate kumihimo into your macrame work, this is the cord to use! The woven columns are beautiful and the knots present very nicely. It does not tangle much at all and it is really easy to work with.
thickness: ranges from 1 mm to 2.5 mm
bobbin/spool size: between 10m/11yards sold loose & 100m/100yards rolls
type of cord: waxed cotton cord
threadable seed bead sizes: 6/0 (4 mm) is the smallest that can be double threaded - just!. 8/0 will fit with just 1 cord
price: currently ranges from $1 - $4 per meter or around $4 - $6 per roll
This cord is very easy to find. Many beading and crafts stores will carry this cord, and it is readily available on Ebay and other online stores.