HALF ROUND Sterling Silver Wire 5' Dead Soft HALF HARD Hard 14 16 18 20 21 22 24
Buying Wrapping Wire
Hardness: Dead-Soft wire is extremely malleable and can be bent easily into a myriad of shapes. Half-hard wire is malleable; however, it will maintain an intricate shape under stress. Full-hard wire holds its shape for wire-wrapping jewelry. Its tempered nature holds intricate designs well.
Gauge sizes: The larger the gauge number, the smaller the wire profile. Just remember that this wire goes through a series of gauges making it smaller each time. The larger the number of gauges it's been through, the smaller the wire becomes. Measurements for some of our more popular gauges are found below.
Half Round wire has a semi-circle profile. It's a full round wire cut in half lengthwise and is half as thick as a full round profile wire of the same gauge. By the time you get to 24 gauge, the wire is very fine.
18ga: .040" 1.024mm (That's 4/100 of an inch.)
20ga: .032" .812mm
22ga: .025" .644mm
24ga: .020" .511mm
26ga .016" .405mm
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