After trying other brands of beading wire, I have switched to Griffin Jewelry wire for the past 2 years, it will not break, kink, or curl, as other brands have done, and my customers are as happy as I am. I normally use the .014" diameter, since I rarely have need for the stronger .018".
This is my all time favorite beading wire. I love it and won't even bother with using anything else. I just wish it was lighter in color (not that it's a bother really).
This is absolutely my favorite beading wire. ArtBeads is by far the most reasonable for price and I'm so glad that it's carried here!! It is wonderfully flexible and I have not had any trouble with it wearing even when using Swarovski crystal beads. I'd highly recommend it if you haven't tried it yet.
I love this wire. It is durable - very strong and yet delicate looking - great for floating necklace designs.