Crystal Braid has a unique icy pearl look that shimmers. This braid is a number 12, or tapestry weight. This means that there is 12 strands of metallic braided together. It is a very sturdy yarn and will not unravel or fray easily. 55% Nylon, 45% Polyester. 15 Yards (9.1 Meters). Hand Washable, Test First. Made in Japan. For needlepoint on 18 count, long stitch on 22 count or cross stitch on 11-14 count.