Panacea" Floral Stem Wire Painted Green 26 Gauge (480 pieces) 18" long. 480 pieces- 26 gauge. This price is for 12 packages of stem wire with 40 pieces in each package. The higher the gauge number the more flexible and thinner the wire is. Floral wires are used to lengthen and support stems. You can use them for hanging wreaths by shaping them into loops. Perfect for securing floral material to wreaths and forms. Use with fresh, dried or silk floral materials to create beautiful arrangements for your home. Not only for floral use, try using for craft and home decor projects.