Robert Hall Originals :: Bead Store :: Beading Wire and Cord :: Beadalon® Beading Wires Beadalon bead stringing wire is composed of tiny wires twisted together and nylon coated. The number of tiny wires, determines the flexibility of the wire. The larger the number the more flexible the wire will be. Therefore, 49 strand is more flexible then 19 strand, and 19 strand is more flexible then 7 strand. When choosing which type of wire to use, consider the amount of drape you want your design to have. 49 strand is very supple and will drape elegantly, giving your design a thread - like appearance. If you are new to bead stringing or unsure how much flexibility you require, we recommend starting with the middle grade, 19 strand wire.