Beads are fun and colorful, but the sheer volume can be a little overwhelming at times. So many choices - size, shape, color, finish, etc.
With wire, silver, copper and gold colored are pretty much the decisions I have to make. And I need to decide the gauge too - but that decision is usually made by the project I decide to make.
And the type of wire is typically decided by what I'm making as well. Is it something that I've never tried before? Then I use copper or brass because it is inexpensive and I have oodles of it.
Is it something that works better with soft wire? Then copper it is. That was easy!
This week, I decide to try making Viking knit chain - something I've never tried before. I really haven't done very much wire weaving at all, so this was definitely a little stretch for me.
Is there ever a bad time to learn Viking knit? I don't think so and I'm sure the Vikings would agree.