This listing is for 18" of Pearl Purl or Lizerine, which have a shiny finish. Purls and Lizerine are made from a hard wire and coiled so that a hollow metal thread is made. This hollow thread looks like a string of beads and is pretty flexible. Can be formed into corners with the aid of tweezers with little problem. When purls and lizerine are pulled/stretched, the wire becomes less flexible and rigid. This makes is easy to shape and handle when couched onto your goldwork embroidery. As they are stretched, they begin to look similar to a string of pearls. Lizerine has a flatter appearance.
Approximate widths for Pearl Purl and Lizerine are as follows...
Very Fine Pearl Purl: 0.60mm
Super Pearl Purl/Lizerine: 0.75mm
No. 1 Pearl Purl/Lizerine 0.90mm
No. 2 Pearl Purl/Lizerine: 1.10mm
No. 3 Pearl Purl/Lizerine: 1.25mm