18-gauge antique brass Artistic Wire, 30ft (10 yard) spools. Because it's dead soft, antique brass Artistic Wire in in this gauge remains malleable and easy to work with. The exact color of this wire may vary. This color was previously known as gunmetal. If you are looking to closely match our gunmetal findings try the black colored Artistic Wire.
The term Permanent is not meant for coating its meant for color, meaning the color is true through and through won't chip or wear away. The coating (tarnish resistant) is not forever it is just a coating. It is the best wire in its category
By Suzanne H on 2/11/2015
I love this wire for making short links of chain.
Almost permanent, but not quite
By Cindy - Rings & Things jewelry designer on 3/3/2010
I love how easy Artistic Wire is to work with. A couple of things to note: their "gunmetal" looks more like antiqued brass, and the coating - while very durable and much better quality than most craft wire - it not truly permanent. If you intend to heavily hammer and manipulate your wire, go with an uncoated wire and patina it when you are done.