Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for
April 5, 2011
Hi Dale, I have a question about craft wire. I know it comes in different colors and different gauges, what I don’t know is- can you get it in square or half round?
-Deborah in Wenden, Arizona
Hi Deborah, most of the craft wire that can be purchased in retail stores is only available in a round shape. Here at Wire-Sculpture, in both the Enameled Craft Wire and the Silver Plated Copper Craft Wire categories, you can choose from both 18-gauge and 21-gauge in square and half round shapes (both are soft).
I have personally worked with samples of both types of craft wire. I have beaten, twisted, rolled, folded, wrapped, and bent it, and I am seriously impressed! It is a lot of fun to work with the colors, and with today’s economy being as sad as it is, this wire is an affordable product to practice in as well as to make and sell finished items out of. (I personally like making Puffed Gemstone Heart pendants with it (tutorial here; at a retail price of $15 to $18, each they always sell well!)
Earthy Puffed Heart Pendant made using 21-gauge square Vintage Bronze Enameled Craft Wire
Answer contributed by Dale "Cougar" Armstrong
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