To be a little more precise about the wire; It isn't braided, it is
a twisted cable. The reason I like the Soft Flex wire is because it
doesn't kink badly and is more like cord than wire, holding it's
shape and supporting heavy beads without too much slumping over.
What I want to do with it is laser weld it to gold and maybe silver.
The nylon coating, though not unworkable makes a lot more work. I
need it to be blackened to match the blackened silver I use.
Thanks for all the suggestions and questions.