Just thought I'd share something I found. I went to AC Moore looking for wire for posable fingers, and I discovered something. Obviously, floral wire is very weak and bends under little stress, even at around 12 gauge. While looking at 14 gauge wire, the thickest they had, If I held three bits of wire together, it wouldn't bend no matter what I did. It was very strong, so I bought it, along with wire tape. I bent three at equal angles to set up for gluing, and then taped them together. I don't know why it works, and why when combined, they suddenly become stronger, but they do. I'll post pictures when I get a camera. The cost was $2.49 for 20 wires.