Artistic Wire brand of jewelry wire is sold in many types, but almost all Artistic Wire has a copper wire core.
One of the most common types of Artistic Wire brand jewelry wire is the silver plated and enamel coated jewelry wire. This wire comes in a variety of colors and because of the silver plating on the wire it will be bright and shiny. Because of the enamel coating on the wire, the bright, shiny color will remain intact and won't tarnish as long as the enamel is in place. Because enamel is relatively soft, this wire is not recommended for making rings or bracelets, but is totally appropriate for making earrings, necklaces and other home applications. Because of the silver content in this wire and the more expensive plating process used to make the wire, silver-plated Artistic Wire is more expensive than all other types of Artistic Wire. Silver-plated Artistic Wire will normally have a hardness of soft.