Large or heavy beads with large drill holes such as African trade beads, glass or gemstones. Supple for a smoother drape. Beadalon 7 Strand encases 7 strands of fine-diameter stainless steel wire within a kink-resistant nylon coating. It is abrasion-resistant for longer lasting stringing results. It holds its shape, is easy to work with, very strong and renders secure jewelry that lasts. End off with #3 Crimp Tube or #2 Crimp Bead.