“It’s worth it to pay a little more or drive a little further for better quality beading wire.” ~Cindy-L
Well I finally got myself some of that Trios Beading Wire that so many people seem to be talking about! And man is it beautiful! It’s soft, drape-y and the colors are so yummy I have to keep a towel around, just to clean up the drool!
The way this lovely wire is bundled, is in packs of three coordinating colors inspired by precious stones. There are three 10 foot rolls for the price of one 30 ft roll, which is great cause sometimes you want more colors.
And more colors I did want, so I got 4 different sets to try.
Serenity which contains the colors Bone, Green Turquoise and Fluorite. Sophisticated which has Antique Brass, Onyx and Coral. Romance which has Quartz, Rhodocrosite and Garnet colored wire. And Tranquility with Tanzanite, Lapis and Blue Topaz.
I have been playing around a bit, trying to combine some of my polymer clay beads with this soft flexible wire. Will post about them when I get something to show you.
By the way, Trios Wire is made by the Soft Flex Company, which is known for making quality beading wire.
In a post awhile back, I talked about another brand of beading wire [Beadalon], and the importance of buying quality products. Cheap crappy beading wire is absolutely not worth the lower cost when your jewelry breaks and your customer has to watch their purchase spill across the floor! So make sure you get the good stuff.
I feel comfortable recommending Soft Flex Trios Wire. It is definitely a quality product that will help to make your jewelry projects extra special. You can find it in many retail locations or you can buy it online at the Softflex web site.
If you want to see some cool jewelry designs made with Trios wire, including a funky necklace by polymer clay artist Valerie Aharoni, you can go vote for your favorite one at the “Flex Your Creativity” Beading Contest [the link to vote is on the SoftFlex Home Page and the contest ends November 30, 2009 at midnight]. Valerie pops her head into this blog every once in awhile and I’m sure she would appreciate receiving your vote.
So have you guys tried this cool wire yet? I’d love to hear your thoughts on it. Or feel free to discuss other brands of wire that you like, and why you like them.