Aluminum makes a soft and extremely lightweight wire that's easy to manipulate for making jewelry and craft embellishments. The vibrant anodized colors won't chip or flake, but because aluminum (alloy number 1060) is so soft, it scratches easily. We recommend using nylon-jaw pliers or Tool Magic to prevent marring the wire. This wire works great for weaving and wrapping. Its economic price and wholesale price breaks make it a great wire for practicing new techniques too.