Artistic Wire's bare phosphor bronze wire will naturally oxidize and darken over time, to provide a patina that's perfect for creating vintage and antiqued looks. Choose your gauges in everything from 18 gauge (medium-thick) to 28 gauge (thin) for making jewelry and wire crafts.
Phosphor Bronze (also known as tin bronze) is an alloy containing copper, tin and phosphorous. Phosphor bronzes contain between 0.5 and 11% tin and 0.01 to 0.35 % phosphorous. In this alloy, tin increases corrosion resistance and strength, and phosphorous increases wear resistance and stiffness. Phosphor bronze has superb spring qualities, high fatigue resistance, excellent formability and solderability, and high corrosion resistance.