Beading wire, also known as jewelry wire, is designed for stringing beads of all shapes and sizes. It is much stronger than typical stringing threads and cords. It is also fray resistant, so designs with beads that have sharp edges, such as crystals and metal beads will be more durable. There are several different brands, each with a variety of types and sizes. This is a good thing because it means that you will be able to find just the right wire for your project. Beading wire is rigid enough that a needle is not necessary. The easiest way to finish beading wire to a clasp is with crimp beads or crimp tubes and a crimping tool.