2021 Pantone Color of the Year Duo of Beading Wire - Ultimate Gray and Illuminating Yellow


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Celebrate Pantone's Color of the Year with this collection of beading wire. Pantone chose two colors to represent this year. Illuminating Yellow and Ultimate Gray. We have color matched Pantone's selection with these two spools of Soft Flex Beading Wire. Design with color in mind and make jewelry that is fashion forward. Pantone is the authority on trending color. (Bead Mix Sold Separately)


The selection of two independent colors highlight how different elements come together to express a message of strength and hopefulness that is both enduring and uplifting, conveying the idea that it’s not about one color or one person, it’s about more than one. The union of an enduring Ultimate Gray with the vibrant yellow Illuminating expresses a message of positivity supported by fortitude. Practical and rock solid but at the same time warming and optimistic, this is a color combination that gives us resilience and hope. We need to feel encouraged and uplifted, this is essential to the human spirit.

~ Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute.


Duos Color Wire Sets let you apply color theory to your next design.

Duos Color Wire is a lead-free beading wire for designers that want to create jewelry with color mixing in mind. Duos Color Wire Sets encapsulate the vivid palette of nature and the glamour of the fashion world. Duos Color Wire Sets are comprised of two 10 foot spools of beading wire: Soft Touch .019 (Medium) in Satin Silver and Soft Flex .019 (Medium) in Yellow. Both are constructed of 49 micro woven stainless steel wires. 

Soft Touch™ Wire is strong as steel and soft as silk. Soft Touch™ Wire has the softest drape on the market, your pieces will lay like they were strung on thread. It is supple enough that it can be knotted and is available in 4 diameters: .010, .014, .019, and .024. Soft Touch™ Wire is also available in 30, 100 and 1000 foot spools.

Soft Flex Wire is a lead-free beading wire for designers that demand strength and durability. Soft Flex Wire is a superior beading wire, created by beaders for beaders. It is supple enough that it can be knotted and comes in a wide variety of colors. It is available in 3 diameters: .014, .019, and .024. Soft Flex Wire is also available in 30, 100 and 1000 foot spools.

Basic Usage: Ideal all purpose wire. Great with glass, mineral, and metal beads. We suggest finishing with 2x2mm crimps.

Length: 10 ft. / 3.048m (each color)

Diameter: .019 (Medium)

Made in the U.S.A. 

Recycle us! Our empty spools can be repurposed as bead trays. Before stringing your next design, place your beads into an upside down spool. They are perfect for containing your beads for each project. Or, tear off the label and toss your unwanted spools in a recycle bin. All stainless steel used in the construction of Soft Flex products is 100% recyclable. Our nylon coating is derived from renewable resources and can be recycled. Think green!

Product Reviews

Score: 5 out of 5 (based on 4 ratings)
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Written by Stephanie Howard on Apr 23rd 2021

I was pleased with the wire

Pantone Color of the Year Duo Beading wire
Written by Carolyn Myatt on Feb 19th 2021

Like the colors! Have used them in my projects and they work well!

Love it!
Written by Christine Heitman on Feb 18th 2021

This is the best wire with amazing colors. I use this wire the most. Its really strong and stylish. Their colors compliment your jewelry. The yellow color is vibrant and soft.

Pantone color soft flex wire
Written by Lucy Roberts on Feb 18th 2021

Love the colors esp. yellow. Went well with the yellow beaded necklace I made.