Pearlesque, which is SilverSilk's thickest round knitted wire, features a glistening AB appearance which is provided by a layer of Metallic AB thread. It measures 3.5mm in diameter & is comprised of three separate layers. An inner core of 2mm ball chain is first surrounded by a tubular mesh made from six metallic AB threads. Then the exterior layer is created by knitting eight permanently enameled non-tarnish copper wires around the ball chain & AB thread. The result is a supple, fabric-like cord that drapes beautifully & can be knotted, braided, or simply used as chain & finished with Capture end caps.