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Choose the Right Flex-Rite Beading Wire

Flex-Rite beading wire offers a variety of choices for creating professional beaded jewellery. Flex-Rite uses state of the art micro-wire technology to produce a wire that is strong, soft and flexible. Select from our versatile range of quality beading wires to suit all of your jewellery making needs.

Made in Japan to BeadSmith's Highest Standards

When we talk about 7-strand, or 49-strand, we're referring to the number of braided micro-wires that make up a single piece of wire. A 7-strand wire means that there are 7 individual fine wires braided together and coated in Nylon. A 49-strand wire, although it has 7 times as many wires as a 7 strand, can actually be the same thickness. This is achieved by braiding much finer wires. If you increase the number of wires and decrease the thickness, you will actually have a more flexible, kink-resistant and stronger wire!




- 7 Braided Micro Wires
- Most Economical
- Good Quality
- Softer & More
Flexible than Tiger Tail

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- 21 Braided Micro Wires
- Very Flexible
- Professional Quality
-Good Kink Resistency

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- 49 Braided Micro Wires
- Most Flexible
- Premium Quality
- High Kink Resistency

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With so many choices, how do you pick the perfect wire for your beading application? It's actually quite simple. First, choose the right quality for your beading project, then within that quality, choose the best size for your beads. See, it's easy!

Step 1: Choose the Right Quality.

7-Strand is ideal for producing economical jewellery such as basic necklaces and bracelets. It's also great for suncatchers.

21-Strand is the best value for creating professional quality jewellery. You will want to use this wire with pearls, gemstones or more expensive glass beads. If you're making quality jewellery for resale, you can be assured that 21-strand will meet your quality requirements.

49-Strand is perfect for that special jewellery piece made with high quality crystals, pearls or handmade glass beads. A gift for a friend or jewellery being sold at a premium price should be made on the best quality wire available.

Step 2: Choose the Right Thickness

Flex-Rite is available in a wide range of diameters, from extremely fine .010" through to thick .024".

Heavy glass and gemstone jewellery are best strung on .024" thick wire to reduce the risk of breakage.

Fine beads and pearls should be strung on .010" or .012" as they will sit better, and they'll be much easier to thread in the first place!

General beading works best on a middle-of-the-range thicknesses of .014", .018" or .020".

If you're still not sure which wire would work best for you, please feel free to Contact Us at any time. We'd love to help!

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