This dead-soft, wide sterling silver bezel strip is an economical way to get a jump-start on the designs you're creating. Depending on the metal you're using and design you're fabricating, wider or heavier-gauge strips serve well for ring bands or shanks and for shaping bangle or cuff bracelets. Narrower sizes are great for creating designs to be soldered onto discs or stampings and for shaping cells for inlay. Heavier gauges are well-suited for applying textured and hammered finishes. Lighter gauges lend themselves beautifully to cutting discs, earring components or overlays for more intricate designs. Dead soft bezel strip is easy to bend, shape and hammer; it is an ideal starting point for forming, shaping and wire-wrapping. 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.
This strip is packaged in coils and can be cut to any length that satisfies the system minimum. Orders must weigh at least 0.01 ozt.; 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.