Tips for Using Sterling Silver Wire, Gold-Filled Wire, and Precious Metal 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.
6-gauge floral-patterned sterling silver wire for jewelry. This wire is dead soft (not tempered), so it's easy to manipulate. There are approximately 2.25 feet per troy ounce (ozt) of this 6-gauge patterned wire. 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 actual charges for exact weight of wire shipped.