This 1/2-hard sterling silver square wire features four flat sides; the flat surfaces are ideal for aligning two or more strands with one another and when soldering components to the wire. The wire is tempered for wrapping; anneal to soften to create attractive twist wire. Simple hoops, bangles and other components take on a fresh, dynamic look when made using square wire. Metal that is 1/2-hard is partially work-hardened and will hold its shape under some stress; ideal for forming structures that will support other components. 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.
The wire is packaged in coils and can be cut to any length that satisfies the system minimum. Orders must weigh at least 0.01ozt.; if you click 'Add to Cart' for a quantity less than this, the cart will offer a prompt to let you know what the minimum for this item is.