Precious metal wrapping wire from Rocky Mountain Glass Crafts is American-made and superior quality.
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All of these are twisted square sterling silver wire. It is solid sterling silver and comes in pre-cut five foot lengths.
This wire is made by twisting a single strand. It is our most popular wire.
Buying Wrapping Wire
Hardness: Dead-Soft wire is extremely malleable and can be bent easily into a myriad of shapes. Half-hard wire is malleable; however, it will maintain an intricate shape under stress. Full-hard wire holds its shape for wire-wrapping jewelry. Its tempered nature holds intricate designs well.
Helpful hint: At Handworks Studio we use dead soft wire for intricate wire wrapping projects and then "harden" it in a rock tumbler. That way, we get the benefits of working with soft wire with the end result of a piece that's extremely sturdy.
Metal: This is SOLID sterling silver of the finest quality.
Gauge sizes: The larger the gauge number, the smaller the wire profile. Just remember that this wire goes through a series of gauges making it smaller each time. The larger the number of gauges it's been through, the smaller the wire becomes. Measurements for some of our more popular gauges are found below.
18ga: .040" 1.024mm (That's 4/100 of an inch.) 20ga: .032" .812mm 22ga: .025" .644mm 24ga: .020" .511mm 26ga .016" .405mm