Today my post goes out to all the other French Beaders who are reading my blog.
I've been in contact with a rep from Parawire about their Ultra White wire. It is currently the only pure white wire on the market. The only problem is that it is a softer wire due to it needing a thicker coating to be white. Thus the 24g feels like 26g and the 26g feels like 28g.
Now, they offer their Ultra White in 20g but not currently in 22g. I've been trying to convince them to offer 22g Ultra White. Being a softer wire it would be a bit softer than their other 22g colors, hopefully pretty close to the way regular 24g wire should feel. But honestly, even if it is a little stiffer than a regular 24g I would prefer working with that than the soft 24g ultra white they have now. It does not do a very good job at supporting petals.
Here's the deal, before they will consider producing it for us they want a commitment from me to purchase at least 15x 500 foot spools of the wire. Total cost for 15 spools this size is "around $500" + shipping. Each spool will cost "around $34" + shipping. (Regularly their 22g is sold on 100 ft spools which are $6.95 each so the price is about the same).
As of this morning I have 8 spools accounted for. We need at least 7 more or no one gets any at all!
If you don't want to commit to a 500' spool (which really is a lot of wire), then I would be willing to separate it out into 100' spools for any interested parties. I would have to buy some little empty spools to put it on, but it would pretty much be sold at cost ($7.30 USD + shipping).
Because I can't have them separate the order and ship to multiple addresses I would have them ship the full order to me and then I would ship it out to all those who order some. So, total cost would be $34 x how many spools you want + shipping to you.
Shipping in the US is fairly cheap:
1x 500' spool - $6
2x 500' spool - $9
3x 500' spool - $11
4x 500' spools - $13
1 to 4x 100' spools - $6 for a padded flat rate envelope
But honestly if you want 4 of those smaller spools you might as well just get a 500' one for a just a little more.
I would need the payments made before placing an order so, if you want in on the order please email me within the next few days! Or if you know someone who may be interested please pass the info on to them.
If we can show enough interest in this gauge wire maybe they will eventually have it as a regular product. If not, then this may be your only chance to get it!
Hello everyone! I am Lauren Harpster, the designer behind Lauren's Creations. I am a 28 year old wife, and a mother to three adorable little kids. I've been making French Beaded Flowers for six years now, and teaching French Beading through my website for about four years. I hope you'll join me on my blog so you, too, can Learn the Art of French Beading.
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