Other beading styles or techniques: seed bead work, wire work
Creation: I've recently made a long chain linked necklace, using sterling silver, closed jumprings, I used this wire to create the beaded links between the jumprings. With the wire wrapped links and the soldered jumprings, I know this piece will not be coming apart.
"Artistic Wire's Non Tarnish silver wire is one of my favorites. I love its shiny silver finish, not at all dull or gray the way many other craft wires are, so I can use it along with my sterling wire and it blends in nicely. The 22 ga. is a nice wire to work with as it has the strength and endurance I want but is also easy to manipulate."
"I chose to switch to this gauge after working with a thicker wire proved tough on my hands, and I'm glad I did as I'm now able to work with it for long periods of time without hurting my fingers. It's much more flexible and puts up with all my twisting and wrapping without a flaking.
Artbeads had the best price, quick shipping, and immediate and helpful customer service."
Pros: Price, Versatile, Ease of Use, Quality, Color
Other beading styles or techniques: Metal Clay, Epoxy Clay
Creation: Several rings
"It had been some time since I worked with this product; I haven't been doing wirework lately, and when I did, worked with an older spool of sterling. Well, the price of silver has gone WAAAY up since the last time I concentrated on my wirework, and I found myself having to look for different options. Of course, my first thought was Artistic Wire, and it does NOT disappoint. It's significantly more agreeable to work with than the sterling silver; it goes exactly where I want it to go, and stays there. It's flexible, it's gorgeous, it's non-tarnish... love it. And so affordable!"
Other beading styles or techniques: bead weaving, mixed media, art journals, stamping/scrapbooking
Creation: bracelets, earrings, and rings
"I've used AW for years, and can't say enough about it! Because silver prices have gotten so high, I now use this when I make stuff for myself. It doesnt' tarnish, so no worries about polishing - which isn't always easy to do on tiny wrapped loops with sterling wire. I also LOVE the funky colors - and they have NEVER chipped or flaked off. Even with tiny wrapped loops on the finger gauge! I don't think you can find a better, more affordable wire with this many choices that's going to give you great performance, every time. Don't waste your time with other brands - just buy this. )"
Pros: Size, Price, Versatile, Ease of Use, Quality
Other beading styles or techniques: Fused and seaglass jewelry
"As a hot glass artist, I use a LOT of silver plated wire. There is no better wire than Artistic for wire wrapping and lasting appearance. Artbeads.com is the best place to find the widest selection and best price."
Pros: Price, Quality, Size, Color, Versatile, Ease of Use
Other beading styles or techniques: Wire Jigs
Creation: rings, bracelets, earrings
"I have used the 20-26 gauge silver and brass wire. This wire is incredible. The silver color has the appearance of sterling silver, easy to work with, and holds up well. I use this wire for making rings and for wire-wrapping. Definitely would recommend, though I hate to do this because, more often then not, when I need to reorder, this item will be out of stock! Enjoy."