This 16-gauge Argentium® Silver twist wire offers a decorative two-strand, rope-like look, ideal for a variety of applications such as creating bangle elements, jump rings, attach rings and more. This wire is created by patterning round wire to give it a twisted appearance; it performs exceptionally well when bent around corners and along curves. Dead soft Argentium Silver wire 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 wire 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.
Made with a touch of germanium, Argentium® Silver presents a bright white color that is closer to fine silver than traditional sterling, yet is highly resistant to firescale and less likely to tarnish under most conditions. It welds flawlessly and is ideal for fusing techniques. All Argentium is made from reclaimed silver and its sources are guaranteed by Argentium International Ltd. Your customers will appreciate the value and convenience of brighter-white sterling silver designs that resist tarnishing and keep on shining.
Working with Argentium Silver® is a bit different than working with traditional sterling. If you are new to using Argentium, visit the "Videos, Projects, Classes & More" tab on this page; you'll find lots of help and guidance to help you reap all the benefits this material has to offer!