I've been experimenting with different techniques and items I have in my craft box. I went thru a beading phase a few years ago and had an extra spool of beading wire (100 feet) and thought it would make an interesting plying experiment. This wire isn't not shape-able - it's more like a foundation for beading that won't lose it's drape. That way if your necklaces are crammed in your jewelry box, they won't get kinks.
This mini tutorial shows how I held the spool and the yarn to ply it together so that the twist wouldn't travel up and tangle the wire. Pardon the low quality - I just had my husband take this video on his smart phone while I was experimenting. :) Enjoy and happy wire plying!