This dead-soft copper bezel strip is formed from round wire that is rolled to flatten it; the edges of the strip are slightly rounded. Bezel wire is an economical way to get just the right amount of material in the gauges you need. This strip is useful for forming custom-shaped or larger bezel mountings or for making bezel backings for small stones. Dead soft copper 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.
Sold on a 1-lb. spool.
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.
Solidus (melt) temp.: 1,981°F (1,083°C)