This 1/2-hard, 16-gauge copper round wire is the bread-&-butter of jewelry making; it is ideal for creating jump rings, pendant bails, ear wires, loops and myriad components that embellish other findings as well as a wide variety of wire-working, -wrapping and -weaving techniques. Metal that is 1/2-hard 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 wire is sold on 1-lb. spools.
The color of copper is popular for a variety of mixed-metal and alternative metal designs; its affordability adds an additional facet to its popularity for both maker and clients. For some customers, the perceived spiritual/medicinal properties contribute yet another facet—especially for cuff and bangle bracelet designs.
CDA #110 copper; 99.9% pure.