Sterling Silver

This wire is graded as .925 or 92.5% pure silver.

Sterling Silver

This wire is graded as .925 or 92.5% pure silver.

Wire Shapes

The wire is generally available in three different shapes - round, half round (sometimes called 'D' shape) and square.

Wire Hardness / Stiffness

We sell both soft and half hard wire. Soft wire is very pliable and can be easily bent in making many shapes including a spirals. It does not hold its shape well at stress points such as clasps. Half-hard wire is slightly stiffer than soft wire. Half-hard wire is excellent for making tight, angular bends, for making loops in wire, and for wrapping wire around itself. Finished pieces made with half-hard wire are often more permanent than pieces made with soft wire. Half-hard wire does not do a good job of making spirals. Jewellery items such as ear wires can be made with soft wire and then hardened during the wire working process by gently hammering the wire against a steel block using a nylon head hammer.