SilverSilk knitted wire mesh is incredibly fine, light, strong, flexible and supple. SilverSilk's 8 needle flat is a 4.8 mm wide ribbon-like knitted wire. This item is 8 wires of 32 gauge black plated, non-tarnish 99.9% pure copper wire that is tightly and evenly machine knitted then rolled flat. The 8 needle flat knits can be finished with ribbon ends or fold over end cord fasteners. A great addition to your beading supplies.