Twisted Oxidized Silver Filled Wire? Yes! This wire is great to work with. This listing is for 1/2 TROY OUNCE of half hard temper wire. This is the same wire that I use to make my customer jump rings and findings such as ear wires, bails and clasps!
What is "SILVER FILLED"?
-meets the same legal requirement of "gold filled" as it is 10% sterling silver which is bonded to a white brass core...this is 30x's thicker than any silver plate
-it is half hard and will work harden
-the white brass core is barely noticeable when you look at an open ring-picture 2, and not noticeable at all when properly closed...and "heals" to a good degree when cut with cutters as in picture 1
-tarnishes, oxidized, polishes just like sterling silver
-can be hammered, soldered, textured
-has the identical look and feel of sterling silver
-is HALF the price of sterling silver
-is Made in the USA
YOU PICK GAUGE
10 gauge = 2.59mm X 2.59mm 9.9 inches (.25 meters)
12 gauge = 2mm X 2mm 1.3 feet (.39 meters)
14 gauge = 1.63mm X 1.63mm 2.1 feet (.64 feet)
16 gauge = 1.29mm X 1.29mm 3.3 feet (1 meter)
18 gauge = 1mm X 1mm 6 feet (1.83 meters)
20 gauge = 0.8mm X 0.8mm 9 feet ( 2.74 meters)
21 gauge = 0.7mm X 0.7mm 12.5 feet (3.48 meters)
22 gauge = .6mm X .6mm 15 feet (4.75 meters)
24 gauge = .5mm X .5mm 21.9 feet (6.6 meters)
I have been looking for alternatives to solid sterling silver every since it became expensive. I offer several: stainless steel, fine silver with a copper core....and now Silver Filled!
I have tried OTHER Silver Filled wire and found them to have: visible copper core, soft, thin coating, inconsistent sizing, fragile
Materials: wire made in the usa, does not contain nickel or lead, silver filled wire.