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Artistic Wire

Artistic Wire is a copper based wire that has an enamel coating for tarnish resistance, chipping and peeling and is able to withstand wire wrapping techniques. This wire has a round profile and is soft temper and easy to work with.

Yellow Brass is tarnish-resistant and resembles gold and will retain its finish and shine.

Please note: this wire cannot be used for electrical, welding or construction projects. It is for jewelry use only.

16 Gauge Yellow Brass Wire16 GA - 10 FT

US$8.00/ Roll

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18 Gauge Yellow Brass Wire18 GA - 10 YD

US$6.00/ Roll

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20 Gauge Yellow Brass Wire20 GA - 15 YD

US$6.00/ Roll

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22 Gauge Yellow Brass Wire22 GA - 15 YD

US$5.00/ Roll

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24 Gauge Yellow Brass Wire24 GA - 20 YD

US$5.00/ Roll

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26 Gauge Yellow Brass Wire26 GA - 30 YD

US$6.00/ Roll

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28 Gauge Yellow Brass Wire28 GA - 40 YD

US$7.00/ Roll

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Beads and Findings

3mm Flat Cable Chain Yellow Brass2x3mm Flat
Cable Chain
Yellow Brass

US$1.00/ ft

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10mm Oval Chain Yellow Brass10mm Oval Chain
Yellow Brass

US$1.49/ ft

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10mm Oval Chain Antiqued Brass10mm Oval Chain
Antique Brass

US$1.49/ ft

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5mm End Cap with Loop Antique Bronze 
5mm End Cap
Antique Bronze

US$8.00/ 100

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Small Leather Crimp Ends Antique Bronze 
Small Crimp End
Antique Bronze


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Magnetic Clasp Finding Antique Brass 
Magnetic Clasp
Antique Brass

US$2.50/ ea

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2mm Round Crimp Beads  Yellow Brass

2mm Crimp Beads
Yellow Brass

US$1.00/ 100

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15mm Curvy Slot Pinch Bail Yellow Bronze

Pinch Bail
Yellow Bronze

US$1.79/ ea

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13mm Grooved Pinch Bail Yellow BronzePinch Bail
Yellow Bronze

US$1.69/ ea

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5x7mm Oval Bead Yellow Brass5x7mm Oval Bead
Yellow Brass

US$0.80/ 10

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Star Spacer Bead Antiqued BrassStar Spacer Bead
Antique Brass

US$0.13/ ea

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Patterned Globe Bead Antique BrassPattern Globe Bead
Antique Brass

US$0.25/ ea

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Double Saucer Bead Antique BrassDouble Saucer Bead
Antique Brass

US$0.25/ ea

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Double Cone Bead Antique BrassDouble Cone Bead
Antique Brass

US$0.31/ ea

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Knobby Barrel Bead Antique BrassKnobby Barrel Bead
Antique Brass

US$0.22/ ea

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Patterned Tube Bead Antique BrassPattern Tube Bead
Antique Brass

US$0.25/ ea

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Patterned Leaf Bead Antique BrassPattern Leaf Bead
Antique Brass

US$0.40/ ea

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Patterned Fan Bead Antique BrassPattern Fan Bead
Antique Brass

US$0.25/ ea

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TierraCast Jewelry Components

We have a large selection of pewter jewelry components by TierraCast. Find plated finishes silver, copper and gold as well as black, brass oxide , antique pewter and rhodium. Find decorative beads, charms, clasps, rings and links, pins, a variety of leather products, and earwires, pins, jump rings and more...

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Wire Gauge Diameters

What is Wire Gauge?

Jewelry wire is most commonly measured for thickness or diameter using the American Wire Gauge system (AWG).

American Wire Gauge is the accepted system for determining the sizes of round wire in Canada and United States. There are other wire gauge systems used by different industries (Steel and Music wire).

Some basics of the AWG system include:

16 - 20 Gauge wires are currently the heaviest gauges wire that we carry. This wire can be used for creating the frame for your project, create jump rings, or wire art involving hammer work. Because of the thickness, this wire can be a little tough to work with. If you are stringing beads make sure the thread hole on the bead is large enough to allow the wire through.

22-24 Gauge wires are most common for wire wrapping and general wire work as they are thin enough to fit through most bead thread holes and yet strong enough to provide a good hold. Our head and eye pins are mostly 24 gauge. Again use the table above for the wire diameter and make sure the wire suits your needs.

26-28 Gauges are thread-like and are used on fine or delicate beads or smaller project like wrapping beads onto earwires. These gauges are also commonly used for basket weaving and lace work.

Wire Art Basics

There are many uses and methods of working with wire and as many books written on the subject. Books are very useful for beginning jewelry makers or craftspeople but you can't beat watching a wire artist in action. However, all you need is a few basic wraps and a couple of special effects using a jig or hammer and you can make jewelry of any type.

Common tools that can be used for wire work include:

Chain nose pliers & wire cutters will also be required for basic wire work. Try to get tools that fit your hand and in some cases protective coverings over the metal jaws to prevent scarring of the wire. There are many other tools that are designed exclusively for wire work. We will be getting a page for jewelry tools set up soon. In the meantime, let us know if you would like to see a flyer of the tools we have available.

WIRE JIGS - good ones are Beadalon Thing-A-Ma-Jig and can be found with wire bending kits. These jigs can produce wonderful designs and you may also want to combine bending with hammering to produce amazing pieces.



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