Jeweler's Brass 3/16" Strip, 1-Lb. Spool, 28-Ga., Dead Soft

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1 - 2 $22.10
3 - 5 $21.45
6 - 11 $20.80
12 - 35 $20.15

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Description

This dead-soft, 28-gauge jeweler’s brass bezel strip is an economical way to get just the right amount of material in the gauges you need. The strip is useful for forming custom-shaped or larger bezel mountings or for making bezel backings for small stones. Dead soft 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.

Sold in a 1-lb. spool.

Jeweler's brass is a great choice when you want a color as close as possible to 14K yellow gold at a base-metal price point. Also known as red brass, NuGold, Merlin's gold and jeweler’s bronze, this material fires well with BRONZclay™ and with bronze sheet, wire and findings, offering you a wider range of design options.

CDA #230 alloy (85% copper/15% zinc).


Specifications:
  • Country of origin : United States
  • Metal type : Brass
  • Hardness : Dead soft
  • Gauge/thickness : 28 ga.
  • Form : Wire
  • Dimensions : 3/16" x .013" (4.77 x 0.33mm)
  • Metal color : Yellow
Additional Specifications:
  • • Spool length: 111 ft.

Catalog page: 2019-2020 Gems and Findings & Display and Packaging Catalog p.61