Your favorite beads for necklace or bracelet creations need the right stringing materials. Beadalon wire comes in diameter sizes small enough to fit into the most delicate gemstone beads, and larger sizes strong enough for even the heaviest stones. Most strung beading projects have little to no beading wire visible but for that extra detail, or for projects with a large amount of visible wire, like illusion necklaces, try Beadalon in one of its lovely silver-plated or gold-plated finishes. If you are unsure of which size to choose please see our chart below.
The strand sizes for Beadalon indicate the flexibility and strength of the wire. Higher strand wires are composed of smaller strands of tension wire woven together.
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Beadalon beading wire makes beading a snap because it's your needle and thread all in one. It is composed of tiny stainless steel cables coated with nylon. It's available in a variety of sizes and weights. Each type of wire has two important characteristics: number of strands and wire diameter. The number of strands determines the flexibility of the wire and the diameter determines the size and strength of the wire as well as what beads can be used. The appropriate size crimp beads will help you securely finish your strung necklace, bracelet and ankle.Suggested Use for each Diameter Size of Beadalon
0.010 - Beadalon beading wire for lightweight bead stringing and weaving of seed beads, freshwater pearls, and very small gemstone beads. Requires the use of micro-crimps.
0.012 & 0.013 - Beads that have very small holes, including crystal beads, seed beads, and freshwater pearls work best of this size of Beadalon beading wire. Requires you to use micro-crimps.
0.015 & 0.018 - The most versatile size of beading wire for making necklaces, bracelets, and anklets using medium to heavy gemstones, crystals, seed beads, or glass or metal beads.
0.020 & 0.021 - For medium-weight designs with large or heavy gemstone beads with unevenly drilled holes (common to most gemstone beads).
0.024 & 0.026 - For designs using beads that are large or heavy, or have larger holes, such as trade beads, or larger glass or gemstone beads
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