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Qty*
Price
1 - 2
$12.00
3 - 5
$11.00
6 and above
$10.00
 *Priced per pack of 4

Beadalon Artistic Wire 15-Yd. Spools, 20-Ga., Tinned Copper

Item Number: 635807

Artistic Wire® will quickly become your favorite permanently colored wire for wire-wrapping, wire-forming and bead stringing! This dead-soft, high-quality copper wire is uncoated and will naturally oxidize and darken over time. Priced per individual package; each individual package contains four 15-yd. spools of wire.

Catalog page: 2015 Gems and Findings & Display and Packaging Catalog p. 857

please note: Artistic Wire® is not hypoallergenic; we do not recommend using it for making ear wires.


How To
How To Use the Beadalon Jump Ring Maker
Learn how to use the simple, hand-powered Beadalon jump ring maker to create dozens of jump rings at once. This little machine lets you make as many jump rings as you need in the shapes and materials you need.

Step 1
Choose the mandrel size you want and insert it into the handle and screw it firmly in place.
Step 2
Insert wire into the small hole in the handle, creating an anchor for your coil, and fold the wire down to secure.
Step 3
Hold wire across the mandrel with one hand, then insert a finger from your other hand into the large hole in the handle and turn the winder clockwise, making as many revolutions as desired.
Step 4
Clip the anchor wire and remove the wire coil from the mandrel. Cut the coils by sliding a flush cutter into the center of the coil and snipping through the entire length of the coil.
Step 5
If using the coils as design elements, clip them apart at the lengths you want and stretch them as you like to create components.
Step 6
If using an oval mandrel, cut the rings from the mandrel one by one with flush cutters because removing the coil from the mandrel will cause the coil to splay and make it difficult to cut each ring in the same place.



Charts

Size Chart For Round Wire



Brown & Sharpe Gauge Thicknesses

Use this handy guide to quickly, easily and accurately convert gauge sizes into inches or millimeters—or vice versa.

Gauge Inches Millimeters
0 .325 8.26
2 .257 6.54
4 .204 5.19
6 .162 4.12
8 .128 3.26
10 .102 2.59
12 .081 2.05
13 .072 1.83
14 .064 1.63
15 .057 1.45
16 .051 1.29
18 .040 1.02
19 .036 .912
20 .032 .812
21 .028 .723
22 .025 .644
23 .023 .573
24 .020 .511
25 .018 .455
26 .016 .405
27 .014 .360
28 .013 .321
29 .011 .286
30 .010 .255
32 .0080 .2019
34 .0063 .1600