The Beadalon Difference...
We Make It.

Beadalon is the only company in the industry that actually makes its own wire, strand, and cable for jewelry making and crafts. Other brands simply label or respool wire purchased from third party factories. Beadalon bead stringing wire is composed of tiny wires twisted together and nylon coated. The number of tiny wires, also known as strands, determines the flexibility of the wire. The larger the number of strands, the more flexible the wire will be. Therefore, 49 strand is more flexible than 19 strand, and 19 strand is more flexible than 7 strand. When choosing which type of wire to use, consider the amount of drape you want your design to have. 49 strand wire is very supple and will drape elegantly, giving your designs a thread-like appearance. 7 strand wire is not as flexible, but will hold its shape better. If you are new to bead stringing or unsure how much flexibility you require, we recommend starting with our middle grade, 19 strand wire.


.925 Sterling Silver

Silver Plated

24 K Gold Plated

Metallic Gold Plated

Metallic Silver Color

Metallic Copper Color

Metallic Champagne

SilverRose

Metallic Silver Gold

Satin Gold
 
Satin Copper 


Antique Satin Brass

Titanium 

Clear Colors Blue
 
Clear Colors Green

Clear Colors Pink

Clear Colors Purple 

Clear Colors Red 

Bright

Black

Bronze 

White

Crinkle Wire 
Bright

Crinkle Wire 
Silver Color

Crinkle Wire 
Gold Color

Crinkle Wire
Satin Gold

Crinkle Wire
Satin Copper 
     

Wire Diameters and Uses


Choosing Beadalon Findings

Wire Diameter MM Crimp Bead No. Crimp Tube No. Fits Scrimp® Finding Fits EZ-CRIMP™ Finding Fits Wire Guardian™ Fits EZ-Tie™ Ends
0.25 (.010") 0,1 1 Yes Yes 1,2 Yes
0.30 (.012") 0,1 1 Yes Yes 1,2 Yes
0.33 (.013") 0,1 1,2 Yes Yes 1,2 Yes
0.38 (.015") 1 2 Yes Yes 1,2 Yes
0.46 (.018") 1 2 Yes Yes 1,2 Yes
0.51(.020") 1 2 Yes Yes 1,2 Yes
0.53 (.021") 1 2 Yes Yes 1,2 Yes
0.61(.024") 2,3 2,3 No Yes 2 Yes
0.66 (.026") 2,3 3,4 No No 2 Yes
0.76 (.030") 3 4 No No No Yes
0.91(.036") 3 4 No No No Yes


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Standard Jewelry Lengths

 

BRACELET         16 CM-17 CM (6.5"-7")
ANKLET    22 CM-25 CM (9"-10")
CHOKER   38 CM-40 CM (15"-16")
PRINCESS NECKLACE 45 CM- 50 CM (18"-20")
MATINEE NECKLACE 58 CM- 68 CM ( 23"-27")
OPERA NECKLACE     71 CM + (28" +)


Design Tips For Using Beadalon Wires

 

 

•Use the largest diameter wire possible that will pass through the smallest bead hole in your design.


•Increase bead spacing. Spread contact with the wire over a greater area to reduce the effects of abrasion.


•Choose the type of wire with the flexibility that will allow your design to look, feel, and drape the way you want.


•Use Wire Guardians to minimize the effects of abrasion at the clasp area.

Use Scrimp findings and EZ-Crimp findings for maximum connection and strength.


•Use Bead Bumpers in between crystals and glass beads to cushion and protect from contact and wear.

 

 

 

See also: Resource Center | Mastering Memory Wire | German Style Wire | All About Artistic Wire | Tips & Techniques