What is the strongest wire for beading?
For most necklace and bracelet designs, 7-strand is plenty strong, but 19-strand, 21-strand, and 49-strand options are generally stronger and more flexible. Stronger beading cable is advantageous when you’re making heavy, chunky, and/or expensive jewelry designs.
What wire do you use for 2mm beads?
A size 2mm crimp bead is perfect for a . 015 and . 018 Beadalon wire. Anything smaller than this will usually require a 1mm crimp bead.
What size beads for 24 gauge wire?
Bead Hole Sizes
|Swarovski crystal Rounds|
|Bead Size||Hole Size mm / inches||Maximum Wrapping Wire Gauge|
|6mm||0.6mm / 0.024″||24|
|8mm||0.8mm / 0.033″||23|
|10mm||1.5mm / 0.061″||17|
What can I use instead of crimp beads?
beads (any kind) 24 gauge jewelry wire. jewelry clasp (I prefer toggle clasps for this kind of project) jewelry wire cutters (can be jewelry specific or a pair of smallish wire cutters from the tool box)
What size beading needle do I need for seed beads?
A general rule of thumb: Size 15 seed bead uses size 12 or 13 needle. Size 11 seed bead uses size 12 needle. Size 8 seed bead uses size 8 or 10 needle.
What is bead wire used 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.
What kind of wire do you use for a beaded necklace?
Small, lightweight beads, such as sterling silver beads and Bali beads, work well with . 010-0.15-inch wire. Light to medium crystal and stone beads work well with medium diameter 0.15-0.21-inch wire. Heavy beads are best with heavier 0.24-0.36-inch wire.