Sterling Silver Slotted Round Wire, Dead-Soft

This gauge wire comes coiled



This dead-soft, sterling silver slotted round wire features a .051" box-like slot cut into the length of the wire. The slot is sized to accommodate 16-gauge sheet, making the wire ideal for adding borders to belt buckles, cuff bracelets, earrings and other designs. This sterling silver wire performs exceptionally well when you need to bend the wire around corners and along curves; simply trim it to size and solder into place. 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.

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.

  • Country of origin : United States
  • Metal type : Sterling silver
  • Purity : .925
  • Hardness : Dead-soft
  • Form : Wire
  • Shape : Round
  • Dimensions : .162" (4.12mm)
  • Gauge : 6 ga.
  • Inside dimension : 16-ga. slot
  • Length per weight : 11.04 in./ozt.
  • Weight per length : 1.091 ozt./ft.

Please Note: • We strive to measure quantities ordered as closely as possible; however, due to manufacturing tolerances at the mill, please allow for a ±10% variance when ordering.
IMPORTANT: Sterling silver is an alloy containing metals that react with chemicals found in air and produce tarnish; high moisture levels, exposure to sunlight and contaminants such as salt water increase this reaction. Take steps to protect your sterling silver by keeping it in airtight packages, use tarnish-resistant products (such as tarnish tabs or strips) that absorb harmful chemicals, and store metals in a cool, dry place. Most tarnish is easily removed by polishing with a mild abrasive or soaking in an anti-tarnish solution.

Catalog page: 2020-2021 Tools and Equipment Catalog p.783