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STERLING SILVER WIRE
|Sterling silver wire is one of the most fashionable choices for up to date jewelry
designs. Our sterling silver wire is available in one-ounce spools and is composed of
92.5 percent silver. It comes in both half-hard and dead soft, and in gauges 18 to 30.
The gauge number of sterling silver wire is inversely proportional to the thickness,
meaning that an 18 gauge wire is thicker than a 30 gauge wire. And because
our sterling silver wire is sold by weight, a higher-gauge wire will also have a greater
length. (see chart below)|
|Half-hard Sterling Silver Wire
In all most all of your beading projects, half-hard sterling silver wire would be an
appropriate, and striking, choice. Though it is flexible enough to be easy to work with,
it is firm enough to maintain even complex shapes. It is excellent for wire wrapping, and
for designs which use beads that have no holes.|
|Dead Soft Sterling Silver Wire
Our dead soft sterling silver wire is extremely supple and easy to work with. Because
it is so workable, however, it does not hold its shape well for higher-stress circumstances
(like clasps and hooks, for example.) But it is perfect for the creative bead enthusiast
whose imagination and skill combine to work the wire in exceptionally intricate ways.|
|GAUGE THICKNESS LENGTH (PER ONE OUNCE-SPOOL/COIL) |
|18ga .040" diamter is a 12FT Spool/Coil|
|20ga .032" diameter is a 19FT Spool/Coil|
|22ga .025" diameter is a 30.4FT Spool/Coil|
|24ga .020" diameter is a 48FT Spool/Coil|
|26ga .016" diameter is a 76FT Spool/Coil|
|28ga .013" diameter is a 111FT Spool/Coil|
|30ga .010" diameter is a 180FT Spool/Coil||