Beadalon 49-strand beading wire is a super strong stringing cable that's ideal for making heavy and/or chunky beaded necklaces and bracelets. It's also a great choice when you're making jewelry with expensive components and sterling silver. In fact, 49-strand Beadalon comes in sterling silver as well as steel and plated finishes. Sizes include several thicknesses ranging from approximately 20-gauge to 28-gauge. The larger the gauge number, the thinner the beading wire.