The wire isn’t actually silver, it’s silver plated and enamelled (therefore – non tarnishing) copper. The thin wire is slightly warmer in shade than the thick, though. I checked the store where I get supplies whether they had matching ones, but they only had this or the regular tarnishing silver plate. I had only one clear bead like this one, though, so it will be the only silver Cthulu. At least for now, until I get another one.