Jewelry Making Supplies by WigJig
18G Artistic Wire, 12 feet. of jewelry wire, spooled. Enamel-coated copper wire with clear coating. Matte finish.
Artistic Wire brand of jewelry wire is sold in many types, but almost all Artistic Wire has a copper wire core.
The majority of the jewelry wire sold under the Artistic Wire brand name is vinyl coated copper wire. This wire has a colored
vinyl coating over a copper wire core. The vinyl coating can come in a wide variety of colors. The vinyl coating in concept is
similar to the insulation on conventional electrical wire. This vinyl coated jewelry wire is manufactured in sizes from 10 gauge
to 30 gauge, but our company only sells Artistic Wire in sizes from 10 gauge to 28 gauge. Because the vinyl coating on the wire
is soft and can be scraped off, we recommend this wire for making necklaces, for earring bodies, and for home applications. This
vinyl coated copper wire is not suitable for making bracelets or rings. Vinyl Coated Artistic Wire will normally have a hardness
Natural Copper Artistic Wire is copper jewelry wire with an enamel coating to minimize tarnish on the wire. This wire will
retain the bright copper color as long as the enamel coating is intact. By contrast, bare copper wire is copper jewelry wire
without any coating and this bare copper wire will oxidize, turning first dark brown and over a long time ultimately turning
greenish. Both Natural Copper and Bare Copper Artistic Wire will have a hardness of soft.
The brass wire sold by Artistic Wire is sold with an enamel coating to minimize tarnish. This jewelry wire will retain a
bright, shiny brass finish as long as the enamel coating remains intact. Brass Artistic Wire will normally have a hardness
of ½ hard.
Tinned copper Artistic Wire is jewelry wire with a copper core and a tin coating on top of the copper. This jewelry wire has
a silver color, but is not as bright and shiny as either sterling silver or silver-plated wire. Tinned copper jewelry wire made
by Artistic Wire will normally have a hardness of soft.
For information on choosing your jewelry
wire please select here.
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