Our Gimp Stiff Wire, also known as Pearl Purl, is ideal for edgings in bead embroidery and also gives a nice edge to cut against when cutting out a design. It can also be used in various decorative ways and it is fun to experiment with.
It is important to stretch the wire slightly before use as this will remove any kinks. Take a piece of the wire and gently pull on each end to open the coils slightly and remove dinks. Opening the coils slightly will allow the beading thread to hide from view when couched into place. You can stretch it as much or as little as you please to give different effects.