Sterling Silver Beading Wire 1mm 18 Gauge. Sterling Silver beading wire. 1mm thick 18 gauge. Half hard – this wire is pliable, and will maintain its shape under tension. Reel of 12.16 feet (3.7 metres). Here at Jillybeads we understand that some beaders can be a bit reluctant to buy online so if that’s you, give us a call as we are always more than willing to take your order over the phone, or even add an addition onto your existing order. We like to make your shopping experience as simple and easy as possible!