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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


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