This dead-soft 16-gauge bronze sheet offers the benefit of having this popular and affordable fabrication metal on hand when you need it; custom-cut it to the exact size and shape your design requires. Due to the capabilities of the mills that produce it, each sheet may have minor scratches or blemishes. Dead soft sheet is easy to bend, shape and hammer; it is an ideal starting point for forming and shaping. Keep in mind that hardness is changeable (by annealing or heat-hardening) and is relative among metal types (each temper will feel and handle differently from one metal to another). When finishing your pieces, also keep in mind that the harder the metal is, the brighter a finish it will take.
16-gauge sheet is useful for substantial or heavy jewelry, accessories and hollowware or any design that demands high durability. As you know, metal sheet has as many uses as there are jewelers and designers who use it to achieve their vision; these suggested uses simply represent some of the more common applications of this metal weight.
Sold in 6 x 12" sheets.
Bronze fabrication material offers a slightly antiqued yellow-metal look ideal for mixed metal and alternative-metal designs. As a base metal, bronze also provides a very affordable price point.
CDA #521 (92% Cu/8% Sn).
Because heavier-gauge sheet is milled fewer times during the manufacturing process, it tends to have a semi-bright finish; achieving a high polish on this sheet requires some additional finishing.
Lbs./sheet: 1.1 lbs.
• Although dead soft, this sheet tends to be stiffer than dead-soft sheet of the same gauge in other metals.
• We strive to measure quantities ordered as closely as possible; however, due to manufacturing tolerances at the mill, please allow for a ±10% variance when ordering.
• It is normal for a standard mill finish to create/leave behind some minor scratches or blemishes that require additional finishing and/or design consideration.