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Which brand of beading wire is best for you? Part 1

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We offer several brands of beading wire. Originally, we started with just Soft Flex Beading Wire. It is still our most popular and most well known brand of beading wire.

Soft Flex® Wire: Our original beading wire gives body and shape to a design. Soft Flex® Wire is constructed of either 21 or 49 micro woven, stainless steel wires, braided together and then nylon coated. This micro-wire technology gives you the most flexible and knottable stainless steel in the world. It is hypoallergenic, and since Soft Flex® Wire is marine quality, it can be worn in and out of salt and fresh water. This wire is available in 3 diameters: fine, medium and heavy in steel tone a huge array of colors. To try several colors, try a Soft Flex Trio. You will get three spools that each contain 10 feet of colored beading wire. Made in the USA 

Soft Touch™ Wire: Our premium beading wire drapes like silk with the strength of stainless steel. The world's first stainless steel beading thread! Designed for Sewing, Crocheting and Knitting. Redefine flexibility with Soft Touch, our premium wire. Same performance as Soft Flex Wire with more supple flexibility and it’s easier to tie. This beading wire is available in 4 diameters: very fine, fine, medium and heavy in steel tone with the addition of black and white in the very fine diameter. Made in the USA 

Metallics Flex™ Wire: Re-ignite your creative fire and turn that attic treasure into a professional piece of jewelry. It’s a new way to shine! Don’t trust that family heirloom on anything but the best. Soft Flex® Metallics is constructed of either 21 or 49 micro woven stainless steel wires. It is supple enough that it can be knotted. Try a new project or turn an old skeleton key into a wonderful focal bead. Metallics lets the technology of today reinvigorate the findings of yesterday! This wire is available in 3 diameters: fine, medium and heavy. Metallics comes in Copper and Antique Brass Colors, colors designed to enhance and make your beads shine. Made in the USA 

Soft Flex® Extreme™ Wire: Go green! Our Extreme wire is eco-friendly and free of harmful heavy metals. Soft Flex® Company is the first beading wire manufacturer to go GREEN! We love this planet and want to leave it a better place for our children and future generations of beaders. Renewable resources are the answer. Soft Flex® Company supports reducing, reusing and recycling. Even the spool our wire is packaged on can be recycled. Look for our new Diamond Abrasion Resistant logo. Our Abrasion Resistant coating is one level closer to perfection. This beading wire is available in 3 diameters: fine,medium, and heavy in colors 24K Gold, 925 Sterling Silver and Champagne. Made in the USA 

Extreme 925™ Flex Wire: This beading wire comes in bright sterling silver to act as a highlight for your translucent gemstones and beads. This product uses stainless steel in its core and will have more body than the green product that is described above. You can also use this gorgeous wire for free floating necklaces, pendants and for general stringing to add sparkle and shine. This wire is available in 3 diameters: fine, medium and heavy in 925 Sterling Silver. Made in the USA 

Econoflex™ Wire: A colorful beginning at an affordable price! Econoflex™ Wire is a lead free beading wire for beginners, crafters and price conscious hobbyists! This product line is 7 strands of woven stainless steel wire, coated in nylon. It is available in 7 designer colors in addition to Steel Grey, in diameters: very fine, fine and medium. We recommend Econoflex™ Wire for beaded lampshades, beaded curtains and craft jewelry. This wire is available in 3 diameters: very fine, fine and medium in steel tone and an array of 7 colors, including: autumn brown, cinnamon red, midnight black, plum, snow white, spring green and steel blue.

Do you have questions about which brand is best for you? Ask Sara!

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