Bracelet Memory Wire - 3 sizes available
Use memory wire for single loop bracelets, multiple loop bracelets, or you can bead it and hang from the window or ceiling to make a really pretty hanging decoration.
Memory wire is excellent for threading on, because the tough wire doesn't bend, so it's actually as good as a needle to feed the beads on. We use it here at Bead Shack for birthday parties for the kids, so that noone has a 'failure' at the project they are making (our parties want to just be about having fun). We also use it for anyone who is challenged either physically or mentally, as it is the easiest for them to hold and thread with. So for young, old, very old, clumsy or challenged beaders, memory wire can do it for you!
Do beware with your good pliers though - this is toughened stainless steel, so never ever ever use your good beading cutters on this stuff, unless you have a proper pair of 'memory wire cutters' which is a special tool. Instead, use a pair of old 'garage' pliers, or buy a cheapie pair and keep them just for cutting this wire. If you use it on your good pliers, you will put dents in the blades and it will wreck the cutting ability for when you use them on fine wire, tigertail, headpins etc.
Memory wire stays in shape and snaps back to it's original position when stretched and released. The nature of memory wire though, is that it always ends up a slightly different size each time you purchase it. They make it in long 'slinky' type of coils, and one end of the coil (which weighs kilos and kilos and kilos!) will always be slightly larger than the other end.
So our wire may change with each purchase, and we just want to give you approximate sizes. If you are not sure, buy the 'Bracelet Size' because it's the most used because it fits most people (and can always expand a bit).
Large Size - 20 continuous loops (approximately 6cm diameter) - fits adults with slightly larger wrist measurements than 7"
Bracelet Size - 20 continuous loops (approximately 5.5cm diameter) - fits kids and adults, because memory wire just expands to suit the arm wearing it.
Toddler Size - 30 continuous loops (approximately 4cm diameter) - This is the size in the photos with the tape measure showing. It measures about 4cm across and is perfect for the tiny littlies. Don't buy this for kids older than about 5 years.