What is Flex rite?
Flex-rite jewellery wire is a popular choice of threading material for your handmade jewellery designs. It consists of multiple strands of stainless steel, with a nylon coating, providing the best strength and resists kinking with no compromise on flexibility.
Is beading wire flexible?
Soft Flex Wire is a superior beading wire, created by beaders for beaders. Soft Flex Wire is constructed of either 21 or 49 micro woven stainless steel wires. It is supple enough that it can be knotted and comes in a wide variety of colors.
What can I use beading wire for?
Beading Wire is the best wire to use for most bead stringing projects. (It’s best to use silk cord and synthetics for stringing pearls and other beads that require knotting, rather than for bead stringing.) Beading wire is available in three sizes of 7,19, or 49 strands.
Is jewelry wire flexible?
When beading wire is manufactured, it begins as a single solid wire (usually stainless steel) which is drawn through a series of increasingly smaller holes. The wire gets smaller and smaller, and it’s heated and cooled to keep its flexibility.
What is soft flex used for?
Soft Flex Wire is a superior beading wire, created by beaders for beaders. It is supple enough that it can be knotted and comes in a wide variety of colors. We recommend Soft Flex Wire for designers that want their pieces to last and eliminate the frustration of restringing.
What is the strongest flexible wire?
49 strand is the most flexible and the strongest. Within each strand count there are different diameters to suit the size bead and bead hole, i.e., 0.012-inch diameter is a great choice when working with cultured freshwater pearls and 0.024 is ideal for larger hole or heavier beads.
What is the strongest beading wire?
Wire composition also dictates the strength of the wire; stainless steel and plated stainless steel are the strongest, while sterling silver is the least sturdy wire. Color is an important factor in choosing beading wire, especially when you are beading with translucent beads.