This 1/2-hard, 14-karat yellow gold sheet is suitable for photo etching and offers the benefit of having fabrication metal ready when you need it; keep sheet on hand and custom-cut it to the exact size and shape your design requires. (And collect all your scraps—you'll help recycle precious metals and collect cash for your efforts.) 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. This sheet features a bright shiny finish.
32-gauge sheet is useful for sharp corrugation and shaping fine embellishments and will take exceptional detail in forming; it is ideal for creating fine 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.
This yellow gold sheet can be ordered in sizes up to 6" x 12" (larger dimensions can be special ordered); due to the cutting capabilities of the shear, minimum purchase is 1" x 1/2".