Beadalon® Professional 49 Strand Jewelers Wire
This nylon coated stainless steel wire is my favorite beading wire! Its 49 strand woven core insures both strength and flexibility. I won't use anything else but Beadalon® in my own designs.
This fantastic nylon coated plated stainless steel wire looks so good, it is meant to be seen. This is the perfect wire for making "floating" necklaces, and other pieces where the wire shows.
Available in 10 foot spools, this .018" diameter wire has a 26 pound breaking point.
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Beadalon Professional 49 Strand Beading Wire
This basic wire is available in three colors, and three sizes. The "Bright" color is a basic grey/silver color, and works well with sterling and silver-tone components. The "Bronze" color has a bronze hue, and works well with gold-filled and gold-tone components. The "Black" wire has a shiny black finish. The 20 and 26 pound break wires work well with bracelets, and the 26 and 40 pound break wires work well with necklaces. Heavy necklaces should definitely be make with the 40 pound break wire.
BRIGHT Colored Wire:
BRONZE Colored Wire:
Question:   Hi there! I was curious about using wire to make bracelets. Doesn't it make the bracelet stiff and hold form instead of hanging? Just wondering. Thanks!
Answer:   Beading wire is the most amazing stuff. Its actually made with forty-nine individual strands, which makes it extremely flexible, strong and durable. There is poor beading wire of course - seven strand will kink if you look at it crooked, and nineteen strand isn't a whole lot better. But the kind I carry is wonderful stuff - super flexible, and easy to use.
Beading wire isn't to be confused with hard wire for wire wrapping. That wire is instead stiff and inflexible - requiring pliers to bend, etc.