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A Beautiful Rainbow of Artistic Wire Colors

  I love creating jewelry with wire, and I'm so glad that Artistic Wire offers so many different colors, gauges, tempers, spool lengths and finishes to choose from. No matter what kind of project I'm creating - from a simple clasp to a wire tree, I can always find what wire I need.  Artistic Wire is a dead soft wire made from either a copper or brass core which is then coated with enamel color, silver plating, or both. All but 5 of the wires then have a tarnish resistant coating on top. If a natural patina is what you're after, Tinned Copper, Stainless Steel, Bare Phosphorous Bronze, Bare Copper, and Bare Brass are all uncoated and will patina over time. Otherwise, that tarnish resistant coating will keep your wire bright and shiny under normal conditions. We recommend not wearing jewelry made with Artistic Wire in the ocean, shower, or exposing it to body sprays, perfumes, etc. Wires come in different tempers (how malleable the wire is), and Artistic Wire falls on the &quo
Needles are some of the most important tools in my Jewelry Making Toolbox, and just like with tools, I always use the right needle for the job at hand. Luckily, Beadalon has all of the different needles I need to make my beadwork as efficient, professional, and accessible as possible. Which needle is right for your project? Here's the breakdown of each type of Beadalon needle and what they are best for. And the best news? You don't have to chose just one needle - we now offer three variety packs - one with an assortment of Big Eye Beading Needle s, one with an assortment of Collapsible Eye Needles , and one with an assortment of 4 different needles - #10, #12, Big Eye and Collapsible Eye. We've also added more sizes and diameters of needles, so you'll always be able to find one that works best for you and your project. Collapsible Eye Needles A collapsible eye needle saves you time and effort when you are stringing beads onto wire or thread. The specially designed eye