Wrapping Wire 12Kt gold-filled full-hard round 26 gauge 25 feet GF FH RD

Sale price $ 29.40 Regular price $ 30.81

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Precious metal wrapping wire from Rocky Mountain Glass Crafts is American-made and superior quality.

Wrapping Wire 12Kt GOLD-FILLED full hard, round, 26 guage, 25 feet

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.

Helpful hint: At Handworks Studio we use dead soft wire for intricate wire wrapping projects and then "harden" it in a rock tumbler. That way, we get the benefits of working with soft wire with the end result of a piece that's extremely sturdy.

Metals: You can purchase fine wrapping wire from us in three metals: sterling silver, Argentium Silver, and gold filled. Argentium® silver is a fantastic type of sterling silver that contains a small amount of additional alloys, giving it dramatically better tarnish resistance than standard sterling silver. An occasional rinse or wipe with a soft cotton cloth with keep the metal in pristine condition. Only wire with Argentium® in the title is this type of metal.

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.

18ga: .040" 1.024mm (That's 4/100 of an inch.)
20ga: .032" .812mm
22ga: .025" .644mm
24ga: .020" .511mm
26ga .016" .405mm