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Bronze Brass & Sheet

These are special alloys of Copper and Zinc made to resemble gold for craft and jewelry.  
 
 Jeweler's bronze sheet (right) has deep gold color, same as our jewelers bronze/ rich low brass wire. more about this in sheet metal   It comes in Medium & Thick
 
 
 Yellow brass sheet (left) has a light bright gold color this is available only in 36 gauge heavy foil. more about this metal
 
 
 
 
 
This raw metal has a bright satin finish with slight surface variations that add character to creations made from this natural element. As raw metal there may be slight ripples and scratches on the surface.
Order samples to see what works best. Brass & Bronze Sheet Sample set:
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Jewelers Bronze SHEET MEDIUM WEIGHT:

This jewelers bronze has a darker richer gold color than yellow brass. It was designed by jewelers to look like high karat gold. It is easy to work with: it cuts with a scissors and can be embossed. It is great for detailed craft from jewelry to embossing & craft.   more about these metals
Jewelers Bronze Sheet 
12" wide
Medium thick
30 gauge or 10 Mil
or .25MM Thick
approximate thickness*
 
SAMPLE
Jewelers Bronze Sheet 
Medium Thick 30 gauge:
$4 each  
Includes shipping by First Class Mail sample is approximately 3x3 inches
Also see our Brass & Bronze Sheet
Sample Set
$14 for a 6 by 12 inch
Piece
  
each is a separate piece
Ships First Class Parcel
Shipping is $2 for each piece
upgrade shipping
$27 for a 1x1 FOOT Piece
Ships PRIORITY MAIL
Shipping is $3 each piece
shipped as individual pieces

Jewelers Bronze - SHEET: Thick

This thick jewelers bronze (also known as rich low brass or Merlin's Gold )has a higher copper content and a rich darker color than yellow brass. It can be used for jewelry , sculptures and a range of craft work.  It easily cuts with a tin snips ,aviation snips or saw. Ideal weight for pieces to keep their shape more.
This 24 gauge is twice as thick as the 30 gauge Bronze sheet. about these metals
Jewelers Bronze Sheet
12" wide 
Thick -24 gauge
or .020 inch thickness or 20 Mil
approximate thickness*
SAMPLE
Jewelers Bronze SHEET
Thick 24 gauge: $4 each  
Includes shipping by First Class Mail
sample is approximately 2 1/2 X 3 inches
 
Also see our Brass & Bronze Sheet Sample Set
$24 for a 6 by 12 inch
Piece
  
each is a separate piece
Ships First Class Parcel
Shipping is $2 per piece
upgrade shipping
$46 for a 1x1 FOOT Piece
 
  
Ships PRIORITY MAIL
Shipping & handling is $4 each piece
shipped as individual pieces

Yellow Brass Heavy Foil for

Embossing, Tooling& Fine Craft:

This Solid Metal Cuts with a scissors, easy to emboss or fold. 7 times thicker than household aluminum foil. This is our stiffest foil,  See all of our Heavy Foils
Thin BRASS FOIL
12" Wide  
36 Gauge,5 MILL OR .005 THICK
 
SAMPLE Thin Brass 36 gauge : $4 Each  
including first class mail shipping sample is about 4 x4 inches
 
SEE OUR Foil Sample Sets
$26 for a 1 YARD Roll
  
Shipping is $2 per roll
by PRIORITY MAIL
 
$68 for a 3 Yard Roll
  
Shipping is $3 per roll
by PRIORITY MAIL
 
$134 for a 8 Yard Roll
 
  
Shipping is $4 per roll
by PRIORITY MAIL
 
 
Brass & Bronze Sheet Sample set:
3 different samples: Jewelers bronze sheet in 30 & 24 gauge.Yellow Brass sheet in 36 gauge foil &
 
$14 set    
includes shipping by USPS First Class Parcel
upgrade shipping to Priority Mail
36 gauge sample is 4x4 inch ,30 gauge is 3x3 inch , 24g gauge Jewelers Bronze is 2 1/2 x3 inches Approximately
 
 
*CAUTION:, Raw metals have sharp edges. Gauge Lines above show approximate gauge thickness for wire for comparison and may not appear correctly on all screens. Gauges listed are AWG average wire gauge and are approximate to gauge size stated (within a few hundredths of an inch) Our metals are sold only for decorative craft work; They are not tested nor certified safe for electrical nor electronic uses, nor home construction nor internal consumption, and they are not certified for food service. These metals may have sharp edges and are not for use by children.Samples are listed with approximate sizes and may vary slightly larger or smaller. Samples are non retunable. Prices and available stock subject to change without notice.
CAUTION :HANDLE WITH CARE , Raw metals may have sharp edges and are not for children. More on handling & use below

 

 

 
Jewelers bronze wire Gold color: matching our jewelers bronze sheet.
This special alloy of Copper and Zinc is made to create a 14k gold colored metal for craft and jewelry. This wire matches our Jewelers bronze sheet.
This medium soft bare bass wire is bendable by hand. The thicker 12 & 14 gauges wire is stiffer than the thin wire & pliers will help in bending.
 
Although brass is a bit stiffer than the same thickness of copper; it holds its shape better.
   
 
 

 SEE OUR METAL TOOLS & SUPPLIES:

Polishing Cloths & Metal cutting tin snips
 
OFFSET SNIPS
 
If I could have one metal cutting snip this would be the one.
 
It makes a Left & Straight cut: These snips have the handles offset upwards- keeping your hands above the metal making cutting easier, with less fatigue.
 
They are ideal for long straight & curved cuts especially on larger pieces.
 
They are best quality we know of for craft work. We have used this for our work for 28 years. Made in USA by Midwest Tool & Cutlery Co.
 
Heavier duty than our other snips. These snips cut 30,24 gauges of soft copper, brass and aluminum. Cutting thicker metal will take force ,strong hands& will not cut thicker plate metal.

 
 
The grips make cutting more comfortable. They have a spring to return back to the open position, making working with them easier. Comes with lifetime warranty against defects.
 
Offset Sheet Metal Snip: $36
Plus $3 shipping & handling SHIPS PRIORITY MAIL
Caution: beware of the sharp blades. These are not for use by children. Do not cut wire with these snips as it ruins the smooth cut & voids warranty.See our information on Cutting Metal Sheet and Wire
 
Sheet Metal Shears for
Thin Metal & Foils:
 
These shears are great for detailed work in cutting thin sheet metal - tooling metal & foil.
 
Ideal for 30, 36 , 37, 38 or thinner foil gauges of copper, brass and aluminum.
 
This will not cut thicker metal- such as 23 or 24 gauge, cutting thicker than 30 gauge may break the shears. For cutting thicker metal see our METAL Tin/ Aviation SNIPS for Sheet metal. These are not for cutting wire and will damage the blade or break the sheers. see Pliers & Wire Cutters
 
The hardened steel blades have a 3 inch depth of cut. Overall 8 1/2 inches long. Quality made for fine craft work.
 
 
 
Sheet Meal Shears:$7 plus $2 shipping SHIPS First Class mail
Caution: blades are sharp. These are not for use by children. made in China
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
*Gauge Lines above show approximate gauge thickness for wire for comparison and may not appear correctly on all screens.
Samples are listed with approximate sizes and may vary slightly larger or smaller. Samples are non retunable.

CAUTION :HANDLE WITH CARE , Raw metals may have sharp edges and are not for children. More on handling & use below

 
 
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OUR COMPLETE CATALOG OF
craft ,hobby & art metal craft supplies:
 
 
ALUMINUM SHEET
 
 BRASS SHEET METAL
 
BRONZE SHEET METAL
 
COPPER SHEET METAL
 
SHEET METAL TIN SNIPS
 
ALUMINUM WIRE
BRONZE & BRASS WIRE
NICKEL SILVER WIRE

 

COPPER WIRE
  
WIRE CRAFT TOOLS
 
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

 

 
 
JEWELERS BRONZE & YELLOW BRASS
SHEET METAL INFORMATION:

 

These special alloys of Copper and Zinc are made to resemble gold for craft and jewelry.
 
The combination of metals (alloy) gives them golden color and makes them tarnish less. They are also slightly harder & stiffer than copper.
 
The term Bronze is quite often used interchangeably with brass depending on its alloy.(mixture of metals) All of our sheet metal & wire is Lead Free. But be careful some other suppliers brass and bronze have lead in them. 
 
THICKNESS:
The thick 24 gauge sheet is a heavy weight just right for a range of craft work.  It easily cuts with a tin snips ,aviation snips or saw. The thick 20 gauge is .020 inch thick or 20 Mil thick.
 
  The 30 gauge is a medium thickness & is soft.   It is easy to work with: it cuts with a scissors and can be embossed. It is great for detailed craft from jewelry to holiday ornaments.   For embossing It takes deeper detail than our foil and and holds its shape better allowing it to be made into 3 D objects. Medium thick 30 gauge is .010 thick or .25MM Thick or 10 Mil thick approximately.
 
The 36 gauge YELLOW BRASS is a thin foil that is the traditional thickness for embossing and tooling. It also makes lightweight ornaments and decorations. Though considered a foil it is many times thicker than aluminum kitchen foil.
 Jeweler's bronze sheet was created by jewelers to be the exact color of high karat gold. It is also known as Merlin's gold, rich low, or red brass has a richer gold color which matches our jewelers bronze/ brass wire closely. It is softer. It is an alloy of 85% copper and 15% zinc. It is called Alloy #230 Shown at Right Jewelers Bronze sheet metal- it brighter longer than yellow brass.
 
 
 
Yellow brass sheet has a light bright gold color. It is slightly stiff. It is an alloy of 70% copper and 30% zinc. It is called Alloy #260                                     Shown at left Yellow Brass
 The 36 gauge YELLOW BRASS is a thin foil that is the traditional thickness for embossing and tooling. It also makes lightweight ornaments and decorations. Though considered a foil it is many times thicker than aluminum kitchen foil.
 
 
Pieces and Rolls are individual pieces. Running feet & Yards ship in one continuous length.
. Metal is cut to very close to square.
 
    
   This raw metal has a bright satin finish with slight surface variations that add handmade character to creations made of this.
 
They are a bit stiffer than pure copper due to the addition of zinc in the alloy, which makes them tarnish more slowly.
Although the Jewelers Bronze/ Merlin's Gold will patina (age or chemically change in color) if required, better due to its higher copper content.
 
 
 
 
 
General RAW METAL DEFINITIONS & TERMS
 
 
Bulk Metal :   Our bulk hobby & craft metals provides sizes needed at a good value. Our cuts of art metal are generously long & approximately square. Metal by the running foot or yard is shipped in one length whenever possible. We use this metal to craft our own creations.
 
Most sheet metal is shipped in a roll if more than one foot wide or long. If necessary ripples or curves can be flattened by rolling it with a smooth rolling pin or plastic pipe section on a completely smooth surface such as a countertop, smooth wood or heavy glass table. It also can be rolled slightly the other way to flatten.
 
Grades:  These solid metals are of an especially pure high grade for fine craft work. All of It is solderable except aluminum..
               
New Craft Metal has a bright rolled satin finish. It may have some very slight manufacturing ripples, scratches & color variations.  All metal is new unless on our Recycled/ Reclaimed Metal page.       
 
              
Reclaimed -Recycled metal: This unused older metal has scratches, finger prints, ripples and/or dents. Some is shiny and and some has patina from age. It is all very usable at a good price. We use this metal in our own creations. For these metals see our page: Recycled/ Reclaimed Metal
 
Gauges or Thickness: The lower the gauge number the thicker the metal. For example 23 gauge sheet metal is more than twice as thick as 30 gauge. See below for gauge charts.
 
Hardness: Basically how easy it is to bend or work:
             Soft is pliable yet holds up for folding and hammering. Thicker metal bends less easily than thin.
             Medium Hard is stiff, bends less easily and holds is shape better in larger pieces
 
 
FINISH: Our raw/bare metals can be buffed up after a piece is completed.  More information on METAL
CRAFT HOW-TO : Cleaning, cutting, forming, soldering & finishing
 
PATINA: All the metals we offer are raw with no wax or varnish and will gain an aged patina over time. Patina solutions (available at most hardware stores) can be used to speed the aging process. More about Patina
 
CAUTION :HANDLE WITH CARE , Raw metals have sharp edges. Rolls and coils are tightly wound and may spring open. They are not for use by children .
 
Our metals are sold only for craft work; and they are not tested nor certified safe for electrical nor electronic uses, nor home construction nor internal consumption, and they are not certified for food service.
 
CAUTION Some people have skin sensitivity or allergies to various metals: Copper, Brass, Aluminum, Nickel (Silver , stainless and gold too) when in direct contact with skin. We suggest a test if not sure. Only pure gold has very little incidents of skin allergies as far as we know.
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MORE ABOUT THICKNESS
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.
 
 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

 .002

  .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"
 
The Gauge thickness lines may not appear correctly on some computer screens due to different screen resolutions and page size settings.
 
Adjust your screen or estimate If this does not appear as one inch.
 
 
Or see the inch dimensions in the chart above on this page and compare with a ruler.
 
 
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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YELLOW BRASS SHEET MEDIUM THICKNESS:
This yellow brass is easy to work with: it cuts with a scissors and can be embossed. It is great for detailed craft from jewelry to embossing & craft.   more about these metals
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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