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COPPER WIRE

 This solid copper wire is of high quality for craft jewelry & Sculpure & it is solderable.
 
  This soft copper craft wire is easily worked & bendable by hand.MORE ABOUT COPPER CRAFT WIRE    
 
   The satin finish of this raw copper wire will buff up to a bright finish or can patina.More about Patina
  See our ROUND - SQUARE   &   HALF ROUND wire   below.
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ROUND SOLID COPPER WIRE:

26 Gauge

 Round Copper wire
AWG or Average Wire Gauge
Approximately .016 inch or .40 mm
very fine thin wire- the thinnest we stock
Approximate 26 gauge thickness, may not appear correctly on all screens More About thickness
 
Very Fine thin wire great for bead stringing and fine jewelry work.
SAMPLE $3.40
 
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Sample is 26 inch long approximately
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Copper wire Sample sets
290 foot spool  $19
 
Shipping is $1 per spool
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1100 foot spool $46
 
Shipping is $2 per spool
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Wholesale
5500 foot spool  $124
 
Shipping is $6 per spool.
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 24 Gauge

Round Copper wire
AWG - Approximately:
.020 inch or .5 mm (half a millimeter)
thin wire-
Approximate 24 gauge thickness , may not appear correctly on all screens More About thickness
SAMPLE $3.60
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200 foot spool  $18
 
Shipping is $1 per spool
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800 foot spool $38
 
Shipping is $2 per spool
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Wholesale
4000 foot spool  $112
 
 
Shipping is $6 per spool.
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22 Gauge

Round Copper wire
AWG - Approximately .025 inch or .65mm
Approximate 22 gauge thickness, may not appear correctly on all screens More About thickness
SAMPLE $3.60
 
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Sample is 22 inch long approximately
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Copper wire Sample sets
125 foot spool  $18
Shipping is $1 per spool
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500 foot spool $36
Shipping is $2 per spool
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Wholesale
2500 foot spool  $98
Shipping is $6 per spool.
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20 Gauge
Round Copper wire
AWG - Approximately .032 inch or .80mm
About the thickness of a standard paper clip.
Approximate 20 gauge thickness, may not appear correctly on all screens More About thickness
SAMPLE $3.60
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Copper wire Sample sets
75 foot spool  $16
Shipping is $1 per spool
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300 foot spool $36
Shipping is $2 per spool
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Wholesale
1500 foot spool $98
Shipping is $6 per spool.
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18 Gauge
Round Copper wire
AWG - Approximately
.04 inch or  1.mm thick
A bit thicker than a standard paper clip
 
 
Approximate 18 gauge thickness, may not appear correctly on all screens More About thickness
SAMPLE $3.60
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Sample is 18 inch long approximately
 
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Copper wire Sample sets
50 foot spool   $16
Shipping is $1 per spool
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200 foot spool $36
Shipping is $2 per spool
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Wholesale
1000 foot spool $98
Shipping $6 per spool
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16 Gauge
Round Copper wire
AWG - Approximately:
.051 inch thickness
or 1.27 mm thick
16 gauge thickness approximately, may not appear correctly on all screens More About thickness
About thickness
SAMPLE $3.80
 
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Sample is 16 inch long approximately
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Copper wire Sample sets
40 foot coil  $17
 
Shipping is $2.00 per coil
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125 foot spool $36
Shipping is $2 per spool
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Wholesale
625 foot spool $98
 
Shipping is $6 per spool
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14 Gauge
Round Copper wire
AWG - Approximately
.064 inch thickness
or 1.6 mm thick
 
14 gauge thickness approximately, may not appear correctly on all screens More About thickness
SAMPLE $3.80
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Sample is 14 inch long approximately
 
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Copper wire Sample sets
25 foot coil $21
Shipping is $2.00 per coil
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80 foot spool $38
Shipping is $2 per spool
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Wholesale
400 foot spool $98
Shipping is $6 per spool
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12 Gauge
Round Copper wire
AWG - Approximately
.081 inch  2.mm
A bit thicker than a standard wire coat hanger
 
Lb
12 gauge thickness approximately, may not appear correctly on all screens More About thickness
SAMPLE $3.80
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Sample is 12 inch long approximately
 
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Copper wire Sample sets
15 foot coil $21
Shipping is $2.00 per coil
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50 feet $44
Shipping is $2 per 50 feet
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WHOLESALE
250 foot spool   $98
Shipping is $6 per spool
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10 Gauge
Round Copper wire
AWG - Approximately
.102 inch  2.6mm
31.
10 gauge thickness approximately, may not appear correctly on all screens More About thickness
SAMPLE $4
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Sample is 10 inch long approximately
 
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Copper wire Sample sets
 10 foot coil $19
Shipping is $2.00 per coil
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 40 feet coiled $48
Shipping is $3 per coil
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Wholesale  
80 feet $86
Shipping & Handling is $4 for 80 feet
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8 Gauge
Round Copper wire
AWG - Approximately
.128 inch or 3.26mm
 
2
8 gauge thickness approximately, may not appear correctly on all screens More About thickness
 
SAMPLE $4
 
Price includes shipping & handling by 1st class mail
Shipping only for 50 states USA
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Sample is 8 inch long approximately
 
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Copper wire Sample sets
10 foot coil for $26
Shipping is $2.00 per coil
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40 feet coiled for $59
Shipping is $3 per coil
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120 feet coiled $144
Shipped in 3 coils
Shipping & Handling is $4 per 120 feet -
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6 Gauge
Round Copper wire
AWG - Approximately .162 inch 4.1mm
Cuts best with a saw, cable or bolt cutter (a large wire cutter with some difficulty)
12.6 ft to lb .
6 gauge thickness approximately, may not appear correctly on all screens More About thickness
SAMPLE $4
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Sample is 6 inch long approximately
 
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Copper wire Sample sets
6 foot coil for $24
Shipping is $2.00 per coil
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24 feet coiled for $67
Shipping & Handling
is $3 per coil
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Wholesale
72 foot coiled $172
 
Shipping & Handling
is $4 per 72 feet
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4 Gauge
 
Round Copper wire
STIFF
AWG - Approximately:
 .204 inch or 5.189 mm
Heavy Wire & Very thick.
.For large sculptures & armatures
4 gauge thickness approximately, may not appear correctly on all screens More About thickness
SAMPLE $4
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Sample is 4 inch long approximately
 
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Heavy Very thick STIFF WIRE
It takes strength to bend
 
It is stiffer than 6 gauge & it holds its shape well.
Cuts best with a saw, cable or bolt cutter (a large wire cutter with difficulty)
6 foot coil : $29
Shipping is $3.00 per coil
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24 feet coiled $82
Shipping & Handling
is $4 per coil
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SQUARE SOLID COPPER WIRE:

This is the all square and 1/2 round copper wire we have available: About Shaped wires Square, Half Round etc.
 SQUARE
Copper Wire- Soft
 14 gauge
approximately .064 inch thick
or 1.6mm
 
14 gauge thickness approximately, may not appear correctly on all screens More About thickness
 
SAMPLE $4
Sample is 14 inch long approximately
Price includes shipping
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15 foot coil  $24
Shipping is $1 per coil
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62 foot spool $72
Shipping is $3 per spool
Ships priority mail
 
 SQUARE
Copper Wire- Soft
 12 gauge
Approximately: .081 inch thick
or 2 mm
12 gauge thickness approximately, may not appear correctly on all screens More About thickness
SAMPLE $4
 
Sample is 12 inch long approximately
 
Price includes shipping
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12 foot coil  $26
Shipping is $1 per coil
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39 foot spool  $72
Shipping is $3 per spool
Ships priority mail
 
 SQUARE
Copper Wire-SOFT
 10 Gauge
Approximately: .102 inch  2.6mm
31.
10 gauge thickness approximately, may not appear correctly on all screens More About thickness
SAMPLE $4
Sample is 10 inch long approximately
Price includes shipping
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6 foot coil  $21
Shipping is $1 per coil
by 1st Class Mail Parcel
 
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24 foot spool  $72
Shipping is $3 per spool
Ships priority mail

HALF ROUND SOLID COPPER WIRE:

This is the all square and 1/2 round copper wire we have available: About Shaped wires Square, Half Round etc.
 HALF ROUND
Copper Wire
 12 gauge Wide
approximately .081 inch or 2 mm Wide
by .04 or 1mm High
 
12 gauge width approximately, may not appear correctly on all screens More About thickness
Soft but It is stiffer than our round copper of the same gauge wire & holds its shape better when bent. Ideal for jewelry
SAMPLE $4
 
Sample is 12 inch long approximately
Price includes shipping
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14 foot coil  $26
Shipping is $1 per coil
by 1st Class Mail Parcel
 
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80 foot spool  $72
Shipping is $3 per spool
Ships priority mail
 
HALF Round
Copper wire
10 Gauge
Approximately .102 inch /  2.6mm wide by
.051 inch / 1.3 mm High
 
31.
10 gauge half round width approximately, may not appear correctly on all screens More About thickness
SAMPLE $4 including shipping by 1st class mail
Sample is 10 inch long approximately
Price includes shipping
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9 feet coiled $24
Shipping is $1 per coil
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50 foot spool $72
Shipping is $3 per spool
Ships priority mail
 
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HALF Round
Copper wire
8 Gauge
Approximately .128 inch / 3.26mm wide by
.064 inch / 1.62mm HIGH
 
2
8 gauge half round width approximately, may not appear correctly on all screens More About thickness
SAMPLE $4 including shipping by 1st class mail
Sample is 8 inch long approximately
Price includes shipping
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See also: Copper wire Sample sets
 
6 feet coiled for $24
Shipping is $1 per coil
by 1st Class Mail Parcel
 
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30 foot spool  $72
 
Shipping is $3 per spool
Ships priority mail
 
HALF Round
Copper wire
6 Gauge
Approximately  .162 inch / 4.1mm Wide by
.081 inch /   2.05 mm HIGH
12.6 ft to lb .
6 gauge half round width approximately, may not appear correctly on all screens More About thickness
SAMPLE $4 including shipping by 1st class mail
Sample is 6 inch long approximately
Price includes shipping
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3 feet coiled for $23
Shipping is $1 per coil
by 1st Class Mail Parcel
 
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18 foot spool  $72
 
Shipping is $3 per spool
Ships priority mail
Craft wire thicknesses indicated are approximate and may vary slightly a few thousandths of an inch thicker or thinner,this is known Average Wire Gauge or AWG. This metal is for craft and not for electrical, electronic or medical use.
NOTE DUE TO RECORD COPPER MARKET COSTS PRICES FROM EARLIER VERSIONS OF OUR WEB SITE WILL NOT BE HONORED PRICES ONLY GUARANTEED FOR SEVEN DAYS AFTER THE DATE AT THE TOP RIGHT OF THIS PAGE. Shipping quoted is only for 50 states of USA, we only ship to the 50 states of USA.
 
 
Sample sets of Copper wire
Sample set Half Round & Square Copper wires
Sample set the half round copper wire we offer 6, 8 ,10, 12 gauges
 
And square copper wire in 10,12, 14 gauges
Half round & Square copper wire
Sample Set of 7: $27 set    
includes shipping by USPS First Class Parcel
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Length of samples are the gauge in inches. Photo does not show lengths shipped.
 
Sample set of 7 Thin Round Copper wires
Sample set the thin gauges of round copper wire
we offer: 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24 & 26 gauge.
Sample Set of 7 Round copper wires Thin: $21 set    
includes shipping by USPS First Class Parcel
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Length of samples are the gauge in inches. Photo does not show lengths shipped.
 
Sample set of 5 Thick Round Copper wires
Sample set the thick gauges of round copper wire we offer 4, 6, 8 ,10, 12,gauge
 
 
Sample Set of 5 Thick Round copper wires: $18 set    
includes shipping by USPS First Class Parcel
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Length of samples are the gauge in inches. Photo does not show lengths shipped.
 
 

Medium Pliers & Wire Cutters for thick wire:

Medium Pliers for bending wire:
This handy medium long nose pliers & wire cutter is great for handling fine to medium thick gauges of wire.
 
 
 This 6 1/4" long pliers easily bends wire up to 8 gauge thick.The built in wire cutter makes these dual purpose. Best for cutting fine wires up to 10 gauge thick.
The Medium Long Nose Pliers $14
Plus $3 shipping by FIRST CLASS MAIL- may vary slightly in appearance from photo.See our information on Cutting Metal Sheet and Wire
 
 
 
 
 
Medium diagonal wire cutter wire
This handy medium wire cutter is great for handling fine to thick gauges of wire.
 
 
 This 6 1/2" long diagonal cutter easily cuts thin to thicker wire. Aluminum up to 4 gauge thick.
Copper,brass and nickel up to 8 gauge thick- thicker with some force.
 
The Medium Diagonal wire cutter $14
Plus $3 shipping by FIRST CLASS MAIL- may vary slightly in appearance from photo.
 
SUNSHINE JEWELERS POLISHING CLOTH
 
We have used these for years on our own metal. It is a soft cloth embedded a polishing powder that leaves no residue. (unlike rouge cloths with the messy red wax)
 
These non staining cloths were originally made for jewelry it is also great brightening up craft work,
polishing silverware, brightening dull metals around the home.
 
Each 5" by 7 3/4" cloth lasts a long time- we have used some for 5 years
Polishing cloth $6 each
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Shipping & Handling is $1.00 for the first and 50 cents for every other shipped to the same address.

SPECIAL: Three Pack of SUNSHINE Polishing cloths $14
SHIPS FIRST CLASS MAIL
Shipping & handling is $3.00 for the first 3 pack $1 for every other -bulk packed

 
SPECIAL: Ten Pack of SUNSHINE Polishing cloths $38
SHIPS PRIORITY MAIL
Shipping & handling is $6 for the first 10 pack and $2 for every other -bulk packed
 
 

MINI PLIERS & WIRE CUTTERS

These handy small pliers & wire cutters are great for handling finer gauges of wire.
 
Both are ideal for Jewelry and embellishments.
 
They both have a spring to return back to the open position, making working with them easier.
 
 

The Mini Diagonal Wire Cutter cuts across a wire. It is best for cutting medium 14 gauge down to the finest 26 gauge.
(Will not cut 10, 8,6, or 4 gauge copper , aluminum or nickel wire or 12 & 14 gauge brass wire)
The Mini Diagonal Wire Cutter: $6
Plus $2 shipping by first class mail. Order any two and they ship PRIORITY MAIL

 
 
The Mini Long Nose Pliers is best for bending 12 gauge or thinner (With built in wire cutter for finest wires 20, 24 & 26 gauges)
The Mini Long Nose Pliers:$6
Plus $2 shipping by first class mail.Order any two and they ship PRIORITY MAIL
 

 
The Mini Wire End FLUSH Cutter is used to cut a square cut from the end of a wire.
 
It is ideal for nipping off ends to clean up finished pieces, leaving a square end. It leaves a clean FLUSH CUT. It This works best for cutting medium 14 gauge down to the finest 26 gauge.(Will not cut 10, 8,6, or 4 gauge copper , aluminum or nickel wire or 12 & 14 gauge brass wire)
The Mini Wire End Cutter: $6
Plus $2 shipping by first class mail. Order any two and they ship PRIORITY MAIL
 
 
 
 

SPECIAL: Set of all Three Mini Tools-
One each of the Long nose pliers, the Diagonal wire cutter & the End cutter: A Great gift!
 
A $21 value if ordered separately.
SPECIAL: Three Mini Tools above for $14
Plus $4.80 shipping by Priority Mail
 
 
See our information on Cutting Metal Sheet and Wire
Caution: these are sharp. These are not for use by children.
 
 
 
CLICK BELOW FOR MORE WIRE TOOLS & SUPPLIES:
 
 WIRE CUTTERS &WIRE BENDING PLIERS
for fine work like jewelry & wire craft
 

POLISHING CLOTHS

to Brighten metal

without residue

 
*Gauge Lines above show approximate gauge thickness for wire for comparison and may not appear correctly on all screens. Gauges listed are AWG or 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. Prices and shipping is for USA delivery only.
 

 

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COPPER CRAFT WIRE

Online catalog Solid copper wire for Craft, Armatures, Jewelry, Wire Wrapping & Sculptures

  This soft copper craft wire is easily worked & bendable by hand. This solid wire is especially high quality for craft work.
 
   This craft copper wire is solderable- making it ideal for craft wire, art wire and sculpture wire.
 
   This high quality raw copper wire comes in a satin finish which buffs up to a bright finish. See our Quick Polishing jewelry cloth  
Our solid metal wire is not plated to make it look shiny temporarily as plating is usually very thin and wears off over time. Also plated wire does not solder as well and often permanently discolors in the process. In addition plated metal mars easily and is hard to polish back to what it was without wearing it off.
 
  The higher the gauge number the thinner the wire. Thicker wire is more stiff than thinner wire.
 
The Gauge pictures may not appear correctly on some computer screens due to different screen resolutions and page size settings. We urge ordering a sample to see exact thickness and to get a feel of a wire. Nothing beats hands on experience . More about Gauge thickness & charts
 
 
    Order samples to see what works best.Refresh browser before ordering to see what's new!
Each spool or coil is individual. CAUTION: Raw craft wire may have sharp ends.
 
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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Different metals have different properties we suggest ordering samples to see what works best.
 
Soft wire: This wire is the softest in the metal choice it is easy to bend and work.
Our soft aluminum wire is the softest. More about Aluminum Wire
 
HOWEVER: Our SOFT copper, brass & nickel wire is a bit stiffer than aluminum. This is due to the natural properties of these metals. There is no way around it if you want these real metals.
About COPPER CRAFT WIRE  More about Brass & Bronze wire    More about NICKEL wire
 
We do not offer fake wire: Wire that is coated to look like another because they do not last and often get marred when working with. In addition they are not strong wire and cannot be soldered.
 
You can paint our aluminum wire to look like brass or copper after making something from it  to have a very soft wire that looks like something else. Automotive paint departments often have all these choices.

Our creations using this copper wire:

 
THE THICKER A WIRE IS THE HARDER IT IS TO BEND
 
Medium Stiff wire: is made to bend (but less easily) and hold its shape better.
Wire can be work hardened by bending back and forth or by hammering it to make it flatter and stiffer. It will also be more springy.
 
Metal can also be hardened by heating to glowing red hot and dousing in ice water repeatedly.
 
Bending wire:All our wire can be bent by hand - within reason. A thick 6 gauge wire will not bend around a 1/4 inch rod. It also depends on the users hand strength.This is why we urge ordering samples to see what works for you.
 
Once a wire is bent it becomes more hard and will be more difficult to bend again. A metal can be softened when working with it by annealing it: Heating it with a torch to glowing red hot and allowing it to cool slowly.
 
Wire that is easy to bend and then magically holds its shape:
It cannot be both ways these are opposites; some effort is required for this result. Yet this is the most commonly asked question of us.
 
While when a wire is bent it becomes more hard and will be more difficult to bend again, Soft wire will remain relatively soft.
 
Metal can also be hardened by heating to glowing red hot and dousing in ice water repeatedly. Wire can be work hardened by bending back and forth or by hammering it to make it flatter and stiffer. It will also be more springy.
 
We suggest trying our medium stiff wires. Medium stiff wire will be harder to bend and will hold its shape better.
 
THE THICKER A WIRE IS THE HARDER IT IS TO BEND
 
Again we urge ordering samples or small amounts to get hands on experience and to see if it will work for an intended project. This is how we taught ourselves over the last 30 years. There is no way in words that this can be related, not by e mail and not by phone conversations.

We no longer accept returns of wire if a sample has not been ordered first.
 
RAW METAL DEFINITIONS & TERMS
 
Bulk Metal :   Our cut to length bulk metals for the crafts person provides what is needed at a good value. Our cuts 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.
 
Grades:  These solid metals are of an especially pure high grade for fine craft work. All of It is solderable. It is not to be used for electrical work.
               New Craft Metal has a bright rolled satin finish. It may have some very slight manufacturing ripples, scratches & color variations.                
 
              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.
 
Gauges or Thickness: The lower the gauge number the thicker the metal. For example 6 gauge is the thickest copper wire we carry; 26 gauge copper wire is the thinnest. See below for gauge charts.
 
Hardness: Basically how easy it is to bend or work:
             Medium 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. (Yes folks some actually ask if they can eat this craft metal!)
 
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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

 .004 approximately

  .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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STIFF
Round Copper wire
4 Gauge AWG
 .204 inch or 5.189 mm
Approximately
Heavy Wire & Very thick.
.For large sculptures & armatures
4 gauge thickness approximately, may not appear correctly on all screens More About thickness
SAMPLE $4
Includes shipping & handling by 1st class mail
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Sample is 4 inch long approximately

Heavy Very thick STIFF WIRE
It takes strength to bend
 
It is stiffer than 6 gauge & it holds its shape well.
Cuts best with a saw, cable or bolt cutter (a large wire cutter with difficulty)
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6 foot coil : $24
Shipping is $7 for the first coil &
$4 for every other coil of this size
Ships PRIORITY MAIL
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24 feet coiled $72
Shipping & Handling
is $11 per coil for the first coil &
$9 for every other coil of this
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Wholesale
48 feet coiled $142
Ships in two coils
Shipping & Handling
is $14 per 48 feet
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Round Copper wire
2 Gauge Awg
Approximately
 .25 inch or 6.4 mm
 
Heavy Wire & Very thick.
OUR THICKEST COPPER WIRE .For large sculptures & armatures
2 gauge thickness approximately, may not appear correctly on all screens More About thickness
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Heavy Wire & Very thick
 
Although medium soft the thickness makes it stiffer but it holds its shape well.
Cuts best with a saw, cable or bolt cutter SAMPLE $4 including shipping by 1st class mail
Sample is a little over 2 inch long
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4 foot coil for $29
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16 feet coiled $87
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