Dade City FL 33523
FINE CRAFT METAL FOR 29 YEARS
Our Complete Catalog:
ALUMINUM WIRE
JEWELERS BRONZE & BRASS WIRE
 COPPER WIRE
 NICKEL SILVER WIRE
 
ALUMINUM SHEET
BRASS & BRONZE SHEET
COPPER SHEET
 THIN SHEET METAL - FOIL
 
 RECYCLED & VINTAGE METALS
 SALES & SAMPLE SETS
METAL CRAFT TOOLS & SUPPLIES
How to SOLDER BOOKLET

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CREATIONS MADE FROM THESE CRAFT METALS
 
 
 
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  Updated July 8 2014

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ALUMINUM WIRE 
JEWELERS BRONZE & BRASS WIRE
NICKEL SILVER WIRE 
COPPER WIRE
  
WIRE CRAFT TOOLS
ALUMINUM SHEET
 
 BRASS SHEET METAL
BRONZE SHEET METAL
 
COPPER SHEET METAL
Recycled & Vintage Craft Metal
 
ALUMINUM FOIL
FOR EMBOSSING
 BRASS FOIL
for EMBOSSING
COLORED
ALUMINUM FOILS
 
COPPER Foil
for EMBOSSING

FOIL EMBOSSING TOOLS
 
SHEET METAL TIN SNIPS
METAL CRAFT TOOLS
How to SOLDER BOOKLET

SALES & SAMPLE SETS
Recycled & Vintage Craft Metal
POLISHING CLOTHS
 
CRAFT WIRE:
 
Solid  raw craft wire in Copper, Aluminum, Brass & Nickel
Lengths & thicknesses for craft, art , hobby or sculpture
All our craft metal is LEAD FREE
 
CRAFT WIRE PAGES:
 

ALUMINUM WIRE

 
 
COPPER WIRE
 
 
 
 
 

JEWELERS' BRONZE
& BRASS WIRE

 
 
 NICKEL WIRE
 
COPPER SHEET METAL:
This workable soft copper sheeting is used for lasting high quality craft work ,sculpture & home & garden decor.This raw copper sheet has a satin finish with slight surface variations that add warmth to creations made of this.

Thin     Medium    Thick copper sheet    
 

ALUMINUM SHEET

 
THIN SHEET METAL
    This is the traditional thin sheet metal foil for Tooling, Embossing & fine craft work.   
  This highly pure soft metal takes detailed impressions from tools easily , cuts with a scissors & can be drawn on, embossed or stamped to create raised designs. 

 

COPPER Foil for Tooling

 
 BRASS FOIL for Tooling
 

ALUMINUM FOIL

 

COLORED FOILS

 


EMBOSSING & TOOLING METAL TOOLS

JEWELERS BRONZE & BRASS SHEET METAL:

This brass is a special alloy of Copper and Zinc is made to resemble 14k gold for craft and jewelry. This soft brass is a bit stiffer than copper
Recycled & Vintage Craft metal
 
     These new & older metals are too good to scrap, so we have rescued (reclaimed) them from reprocessing.     They have some patina from age; ranging from shiny to dull but is all usable.

 

  METAL CRAFT TOOLS & SUPPLIES:

 
 
METAL Tin/ Aviation SNIPS
 

SHEARS FOR THIN SHEET METAL

 
 
 
WIRE CUTTERS
 
 

POLISHING CLOTHS



EMBOSSING & TOOLING METAL TOOLS
Make your own home-made ornaments and gifts!

See our colorful Aluminum Foils

Ideal for Holiday projects & ON SALE! They make

lasting decorations as they are thicker than

kitchen foil or foil wrapping paper

 

ORNAMENT MAKING
WIRE WRAPPING Candle holders, Utensils etc.
 
 
 
All our craft metal and creations are Lead Free. These craft metals are offered for decorative use only and not materials or toys for young children. The craft metals are not made for electrical use nor food service. Some people are sensitive or allergic to skin contact with various metals copper, brass, aluminum, bronze, nickel alloy - use caution
It is not recommended to use metals that contact skin for children, especially pierced earrings .
 
All our metals have recycled content. These raw - uncoated metals will gain a rich natural patina with time and weather.   more about patina.
 
Whimsy, Whimsie n. fanciful idea: whim.
-whimsies, whimseys, pl.-
as in Whimsies hand crafted in the Whimsie Studio -whimsie.com
-whimsicality, n.-
 
(c)1985-2014 The Whimsie Studio, All original designs and photographs shown herein are and copyright protected.
Gauge Thickness chart & Information
 
 
Gauge Is thickness. The higher the gauge number the thinner the metal.
 
The chart below shows approximate gauge thickness for metal to give a relative idea of different gauges. It is in American Standard Gauge of Average wire gauge thickness.
 
This is a comparitive chart only size photos will appear different sizes on various devices -
see catalog pages above for the only thicknesses of each metal that are available.
 
 Gauge -Thickness  Dimension inches thick  Dimension millimeters thick

  NOTES

 2

 

.258 inch or
slightly over 1/4 inch thick

  6.54 mm
  VERY HEAVY THICK WIRE .For large sculptures & armatures- cuts best with a bolt cutter or saw.

 4

 
.204 inch

 5.189 mm
 THICK WIRE .For large sculptures & armatures- cuts best with a bolt cutter or saw.

 6

 

 .162 inch

 4.1mm
 THICK WIRE .For large sculptures & armatures- cuts best with a bolt cutter or saw.

 8

  .128 a little over 1/8 inch

3.26 mm
 

 9

   .114 inch

   2.91 mm
 

  10

 

.102 inch

  2.6 mm
 

  12

 
.081 inch 50

 2 mm thick
 About as thick as a standard wire coat hanger

 14

 

 .064 inch

a bit thicker than 1/16 inch
1.6 mm
 This and thicker is Considered PLATE METAL in sheet metal. as in "copper plate"

  16

 .051 inch

 1.30 mm
 

  18

 .04 inch

 1 mm
 A bit thicker than a standard paper clip in wire. Heavy PLATE METAL in sheet metal. as in "copper plate"

  20

.032 inch

.80mm
About the thickness of a standard paper clip.

  22

 . 025

 .65mm
 

  23

Photo shows Approximate thickness: 23 gauge

  .023 or 23 Mil

  .576 mm

 

Standard heavy weight Sheet metal for larger craft work, roofing and range hoods etc. In copper sheet it is 1 pound per square foot approximately.

For sheet metal it cuts with a tin snips or saw

  24

  .020 or 20 Mil

 .5 mm -half a millimeter

Heavy weight Sheet metal.

For sheet metal it cuts with a tin snips or saw

A medium fine wire for craft.

  26

  .016

 .40 mm
 

  30

 .010 also known as 10 mil
as it is 10/1000
inch thick

  .25 mm 1/4 mm
 Medium weight sheet - cuts with a scissors. twice as thick as 36 gauge below, But a very thin wire- not very strong

  36

 .005 also known as 5 mil
as it is 5/1000 inch thick

  .125 mm 1/8 mm

 Heavy FOIL: Standard Embossing & tooling & foil. Cuts with a scissors.

7 times thicker than household aluminum foil.

  38

 .004

  .101 mm

  Medium weight foil slightly lighter than above

Extremely thin wire

   45-50

 .0014

.0007
    thin foil- Household"tin" Aluminum foil- called
very thin foil -
standard aluminum kitchen foil "tin foil"
 
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ALUMINUM WIRE 
JEWELERS BRONZE & BRASS WIRE
NICKEL SILVER WIRE 
COPPER WIRE
  
WIRE CRAFT TOOLS
ALUMINUM SHEET
 
 BRASS SHEET METAL
BRONZE SHEET METAL
 
COPPER SHEET METAL
 
SHEET METAL TIN SNIPS
 
ALUMINUM FOIL
FOR EMBOSSING
 BRASS FOIL
for EMBOSSING
COLORED
ALUMINUM FOILS
 
COPPER Foil
for EMBOSSING

FOIL EMBOSSING TOOLS
 
METAL CRAFT TOOLS
How to SOLDER BOOKLET

SALES & SAMPLE SETS
Recycled & Vintage Craft Metal
POLISHING CLOTHS

 

 

The full content of this site writings, photos and creations are original and copyright protected.
(c) Copyright 2010 -All Rights Reserved the Whimsie Studio.
 
 
 
   As a working metal craft studio for over 27 years, we know how a reliable supply of good materials & tools can make a big difference.
  This is why we formed the Whimsie Studio- Supply website, listing everything we have available to offer.
  Also discover craft metal information throughout these pages.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
art metal work
 
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