I like to use the cateye beads on many of my designs...So far the best place I have found to buy these is an ebay store called AllredsDesign. They have very low prices and good quality beads. When I learned how to make these my instructions said to used beading wire to make the necklace. The only thing I don't like about that is my necklace is stiff. I use 24 gauge wire does anyone else have any other ideas on what I should use to keep the necklace from being to stiff?