French Wire, also known as 'Gimp' and 'Bullion' is used to cover and protect bead cord from friction and breakage at the clasp area. By covering the ends of the bead cord, Bullion Wire fortifies the silk beading cord and also gives the design a professional finish. Choose from sterling silver, gold colored, and silver plated. Sterling silver available in foot-long lengths. Other colors available in 1 meter lengths. Made in the USA by Beadalon.