High Performance Bead Cording will never break in the knot and cannot be torn by hand like other beading thread. HP is available in white only. It's slightly more difficult to cut than other bead cords; we recommend cutting using sharp Beading Scissors and Designer Flush Cutter. With a needle included in each package, you will be prepared to start stringing pearls or beads straight away. Made in the USA by Beadalon.