Beaded Wire

Wire is referred to as “beaded” when a bead-like decorative element is added to its edge. Millegraining is one technique that can be used to bead wire (or any raised edge), die striking is another. The resultant wire is used in filigree work, creating borders and designs.
Art Deco Filigree Sapphire Brooch.

Art Deco Filigree Sapphire Brooch with Beaded Wirework.