Artistic Wire 0.51mm Silver Plated Tarnish Resistant Wire is 24 Gauge perfect for lots of wire creations. We use this diameter of wire for both for victorian and French beaded flowers.
The wire has a coating on it which makes it tarnish resistant. If you scratch the surface of the wire with pliers, for example, if can damage the wire and coating. We would recommend using Nylon jawed pliers when working as they provide better protection for the wire.