Beadalon bead stringing wire is composed of tiny wires twisted together and nylon coated. The number of wires, also known as strands, determines the flexibility of the wire. The larger the number of strands, the more flexible the wire will be. 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. 7 strand wire is not as flexible but will hold its shape better. Jewellery made with Beadalon wire is designed to last a lifetime.