Wire guards are designed to protect professional-quality beading wire against wear from clasps and other sharp-edged components. Wire guards are similar to French bullion (superfine metal coil) for covering the ends of thread or Soft Flex wire, but in a pre-curved horseshoe shape.
These wire guards are silver filled. The value of silver-filled over silver-plated is that there is an actual thin layer of silver over a core of another metal (usually copper). It will not wear off. It's also more economical.
Please note that photos are taken with a macro lens to capture detail. Pay close attention to the size description.
For reference, a quarter coin measures about 24mm.
Material: sterling silver filled
Size: Inside hole diameter is 0.75mm. Accommodates wire up to 0.024 inch diameter. Works well with Soft Flex wire (medium and heavy).