This seamless, extruded sterling silver tubing features a hard temper and is ideal for a wide range of fabrication tasks. Use it to create hinges or spring bars for movable component parts, create linings for bead holes (to protect both the bead and the cord), create eyelets or rivets for cold connections, or create spring bars for custom watch bands. Hard sterling silver is significantly work-hardened and, though it does not bend readily, it stubbornly holds its shape after forming; it is ideal for clasps and hinges. 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.
Packaged in pre-cut 12" lengths. Minimum purchase is one piece.