According to Beadalon's design experts, the essential thing to know about beading wire is that the higher the number of strands, the more flexible the wire. 49 Strand, for instance, is more flexible than 7 Strand. TIP: always choose a beading wire that fills as much of the hole as possible
There are a number of factors to consider when choosing the right beading wire for your design. The first thing to think about is how much flexibility your design will need. A bracelet, for example, needs more flexibility -- it needs to wrap around the wrist in a small circle; it's likely to get caught on clothing or a corner. Bracelets have to be able to withstand a lot of wear and tear. However, a simple beaded necklace may not need to be as flexible. If you are new to bead stringing or unsure how much flexibility you require, it is recommended you start with the middle grade, 19 Strand wire.
7 Strand Good Flexibility: Good for general beading projects. Beadalon 7 Strand is economically priced, stronger than Tiger Tail and has an excellent variety of sizes and colous.
19 Strand Better Flexibility: Beadalon 19 Strand exhibits better flexibility than Beadalon 7 Strand. It is the perfect combination of strength, flexibility and price. Available in a wide variety of sizes and colours.
49 Strand Best Flexibility: The highest quality wire, Beadalon 49 Strand is the wire with the best flexibility. It is the preferred wire for professional designers who demand premium strength, softness and flexibility.