Tips for Using Sterling Silver Wire, Gold-Filled Wire, and Sheet
Any writing on wire or sheet is easily removed with acetone or fingernail polish remover.
To prevent pliers from marring delicate, expensive materials such as sterling silver wire, fine silver wire, and gold-filled wire: wrap a bit of tape
around serrated pliers so the serrations don't scrape or mar your wire.
Nylon jaw pliers
are also very convenient to use, and
Tool Magic anti-scratch coating
is a staff favorite!
With all wire gauges: the larger the gauge, the smaller (thinner) the wire diameter.
1/20th 14kt half-hard 22-gauge gold-filled round wire. Tempered, perfect for wire wrapping. Approximately 35.71ft/ozt. Half hard wire is good for making components that need to hold their shape. We normally pre-cut our wire to 1-ozt lengths (+/- 20%), so please let us know if you need wire in one piece longer than an ozt (troy ounce). Number of feet per ozt is approximate; your invoice will reflect any additional charges for actual wire costs.