Beadsmith Soutache Braid has been specifically created for jewellery makers. It has been designed to be consistent in width and drape. Rayon has more sheen than polyester and is available in more muted colours. Polyester takes colour beautifully so is available in brighter colours. Both can be used together in the same project. Metallic braid is made from a combination of polyester, rayon and other materials. It can be more delicate and snag more easily than non-metallic braid so take extra care when sewing through it.
The braid is 1/8" or 2.86mm. Braid is sold by the metre and is sent loosely coiled.