Made by Griffin Company of Germany. The makers of Premium Griffin Carded Silk & Nylon. This 19-strand wire was made specially for jewelry design and designers. Strong and durable, yet soft to the touch. This product is free of any tension, so it exhibits no corkscrew effect. Jewelry Wire is easily knotted, and is kink and stretch resistant. Bead stores are saying that this is the best 19-strand product on the market!