Great for making jewelry components such as chain maille, beaded chain, jump rings, earwires, and wire wrapped pendants
Soft temper wire is shapeable
Permanently enamel colored
Perfect for jewelry and crafts
Artistic Wire is the most extensive line of permanently colored copper wire for jewelry and crafts. The wire has an exclusive enamel coating that is available with a glossy metallic finish, or in a matte finish. The coating is engineered to resist tarnishing, chipping, and peeling and to stand up to coiling, spiral making, twisting, wrapping, and other wire working techniques.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a great copper wire for jewelry making, for two main reasons. One is that it is real copper, not copper colored coating. Some stores like Michaels sell coated wire which looks awful when you wire wrap it. Even though copper is cheap, they seem to think you need to coat it and it ruins your project and wastes your time. Plus, real copper can be altered via heat or patina rub, whereas coated wire can't.
Another great thing is that the price is reasonable-not inflated simply because it's for jewelry. It's priced similarly to copper wire from a hardware store but is in an easier to use roll.
It's thin enough that you don't necessarily need to anneal it like some thicker copper wires. The thicker the wire, the less times you can twist and turn it without it breaking. Normally, on a 20 or 22 gauge I cover the pieces with flux and burn that off with a torch to anneal it and make it flexible. In the case of this thinner wire, I haven't had to do that. I...
Artistic Wire is a high-quality wire. I've used it in this gauge and many other gauges and never had a problem with it. It is durable and pliable. It's rich, deep color makes the jewelry that I make look more expensive. I recommend it.
Easy to use in Viking weave jewelry. Good color and can be antiqued in your finished jewelry.. would pay again...
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