Just as I had hoped, but better
I purchased one of these in each of my grandkids' favorite color. I was pleasantly surprised to see how sturdy they were. One exuberant grandson insisted on giving us light shows by twirling and whipping the light string around in the dark. While I'm sure the manufacturer would not approve, these fairy lights are pretty tough. The wire is ductile aluminum, and can be molded around picture frames, flower arrangements, etc..