This 1/4-hard 22-gauge fine silver sheet features a satiny brushed finish and offers the benefit of having fabrication metal ready when you need it; custom-cut it to the exact size and shape your design requires. Fine silver sheet is ideal for cutting out shapes and forming components, bracelets, pendants and more. It is suitable for use with silver metal clay, enamel and granulation techniques. This 1/4-hard fine silver sheet is a bit resistant to bending but readily takes shape; it is ideal for forming more simpler shapes as it will work-harden more quickly. 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.
22-gauge sheet is useful for back plates that extend beyond the bezel wall and/or will have texture or embellishments applied; also great for creating earring or pendant components. 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.
All fine silver sheet is 6" x 36" and can be cut to the size you need; one dimension must be 6". Due to the cutting capabilities of the shear, minimum purchase is 6" x 1/4".
Fine silver, .999% pure, offers a bright white color and is best suited for jewelry pieces not exposed to daily wear and tear.
• IMPORTANT: As a supplier to the jewelry trade, Rio Grande strongly discourages any medical use of our fabrication metals. Your safety is important to us; therefore, we do not accept orders of fine silver for any purpose that includes ingesting, injecting, implanting or applying it topically. Do not use Rio Grande fine silver for colloidal purposes.
• 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.