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CRAFT WIRE

for Jewelry, Craft & Sculpture
MADE IN USA
  Solid raw wire with a satin surface that buffs up to a bright finish.
See our Quick Polishing jewelry cloth
This high quality wire is especially suited for craft, art , hobby, wire wrap, armatures or sculptures. MORE ABOUT WIRE
 
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ALUMINUM WIRE: Very Soft   Medium Stiff
 
 COPPER WIRE:  Round   SQUARE &  HALF ROUND
 
GOLD COLORED Jeweler's Bronze WIRE:  ROUND   SQUARE
 
SILVER COLORED NICKEL ALLOY WIRE
 
 
 
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ALUMINUM WIRE

   This round aluminum craft wire is light weight & inexpensive.
This silvery colored metal comes in a satin finish, which buffs up to a bright finish. See our Quick Polishing jewelry cloth. Aluminum resists tarnishing more than copper or silver. 
 
The extra Soft Aluminum Wire bends very easily especially the thinner wire. It is very soft, the softest wire of all of our metal wires.
The Medium Stiff Aluminum Wire bends less easily & holds its shape when bent.
when bent.  Thin wire works well for jewelry & fine wire craft. Thick wire is often used sculptures. Our wire is LEAD FREE.
 
Many use our aluminum wire for wrapping, jewelry & ornaments Aluminum fastens by wrapping, epoxy or glue. It does not easily solder , but it can easily be joined with adhesives. Craft wire thicknesses indicated are approximate and may vary slightly a few thousanths of an inch thicker or thinner, this is known Average Wire Gauge or AWG .
  
Order samples to see what works best. Sample sets of Aluminum Wire:
 

Soft Round Aluminum Craft Wire:
THICKNESS
SAMPLE SIZE
Price includes shipping
Medium Size
Large size
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over medium size
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Save up to 70% per foot
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Round
Aluminum Wire
Soft 22 Gauge
AWG - Approximately:.025 inch .65mm
Fits Most Smaller beads
 
Approximate 22 gauge thickness, may not appear correctly on all screens. More about thickness*
Aluminum Wire -Soft
22 Gauge
SAMPLE $3
Includes shipping
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Sample is 22 inch long approximately
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Aluminum Wire -Soft
22 Gauge
125 foot spool  $9
 
Price includes shipping
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This is the only length left in stock. This size wire will be discontinued once sold out .

 
Aluminum Wire Soft 20 Gauge
AWG - Approximately:
.032 inch .80mm
About the thickness of a standard paper clip.
20 gauge thickness approximately, may not appear correctly on all screens. More about thickness*
Aluminum Wire -Soft 20 Gauge
SAMPLE $3
Price includes shipping
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Sample is 20 inch long approximately
 
Aluminum Wire Sample Sets
Aluminum Wire -Soft
20 Gauge
75 foot spool  $9
Price includes shipping
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Aluminum Wire -Soft
20 Gauge
1000 foot spool $34
Shipping is $2 per spool
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Lower than 1/2 the price per foot
than smaller size!
Wholesale
Aluminum Wire -Soft
20 Gauge
4200 foot $98
 
Shipping is $6 per spool
Ships PRIORITY MAIL
About 1/5 the price per foot
than smallest size
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Aluminum Wire Soft 18 Gauge
AWG - Approximately:
.04 inch  1.mm
A bit thicker than a standard paper clip
18 gauge thickness approximately, may not appear correctly on all screens. More about thickness*
Aluminum Wire Soft
18 Gauge
SAMPLE $3
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Sample is 18 inch long approximately
Aluminum Wire Sample Sets
Aluminum Wire Soft
18 Gauge
50 foot spool  $9
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Aluminum Wire Soft
18 Gauge
600 foot spool $32
Shipping is $2 per spool
Ships PRIORITY MAIL
 
Lower than 1/2 the price per foot
than smaller size!
Wholesale
Aluminum Wire Soft
18 Gauge
2700 foot spool $98
Shipping is $6 per spool
by PRIORITY MAIL
 
About 1/5 the price per foot
than smallest size
SCROLL DOWN FOR THICKER WIRE
Aluminum Wire Soft
16 Gauge
AWG - Approximately:
.051 inch thickness or 1.30 mm thick
16 gauge thickness approximately, may not appear correctly on all screens. More about thickness*
 
SAMPLE $3
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Sample is 16 inch long approximately
 
Aluminum Wire Sample Sets
50 foot coil $12
Shipping is $2 per coil
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300 foot spool  $29
Shipping is $2 per spool
Ships PRIORITY MAIL
 
Lower than 1/2 the price per foot
than smaller size!
Wholesale
1600 foot spool $98
Shipping is $6 per spool
by PRIORITY MAIL
 
About 1/4 the price per foot
than smallest size
 
Aluminum Wire Soft
14 gauge
AWG - Approximately:
.064 inch thickness
1.6 mm thick approximately
14 gauge aluminum wire thickness approximately, may not appear correctly on all screens. More about thickness*
SAMPLE $3
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Sample is 14 inch long approximately
 
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50 foot Coil $14
Shipping is $2 per coil
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200 feet $29
Shipping is $2 per spool
Ships PRIORITY MAIL
 
1/2 the price per foot
than smaller size!
 
 
Wholesale
1100 foot spool $98
Shipping is $7 per spool
by PRIORITY MAIL
 
About 1/3 the price per foot
than smallest size

Aluminum Wire Soft
 12 gauge
AWG - Approximately:
.081 inch  2.mm thick
About as thick as a standard wire coat hanger
50 ft Lb
12 gauge aluminum wire thickness approximately, may not appear correctly on all screens. More about thickness*
 
 
SAMPLE $3
Price includes shipping
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Sample is 12 inch long approximately
 
See our Aluminum Wire Sample Sets
 30 foot Coil $14
 
 
 
Shipping is $2 per coil
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160 feet $29
Shipping is $3 per spool
Ships PRIORITY MAIL
 
Lower than 1/2 the price per foot
than smaller size!
Wholesale
800 foot spool $98
Shipping is $7 per spool
by PRIORITY MAIL
 
 
About 1/3 the price per foot
than smallest size
click here for: Aluminum Wire SOFT 10 Gauge - recycled content 
 
Aluminum Wire Soft
 9 Gauge
AWG - Approximately:
.11 inch approx.
9 gauge aluminum wire thickness approximately. may not appear correctly on all computer screens*More about thickness*
 
SAMPLE $3
Price includes shipping
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Sample is 9 inch long approximately.102 inch  2.6mm thick
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 25 foot Coil $21
Shipping is $2 per coil
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114 inch or 2.91 mm approximately
80 feet coiled $46
Shipping is $3 per coil
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.102 inch  2.6mm thick
114 inch or 2.91 mm approximately
 
About 57% of the price per foot
than smallest size
Wholesale
SOFT Aluminum Wire
365 foot spool $94
Shipping is $7 per spool
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About 1/3 the price per foot
than smallest size
 
Aluminum Wire Soft
approximately
8 gauge
AWG - Approximately:
1/8 inch or .125 inch thick
3.26 mm
8 gauge aluminum wire thickness approximately, may not appear correctly on all screens. More about thickness*
SAMPLE $3
Price includes shipping
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Sample is 8 inch long approximately
 
See our Aluminum Wire Sample Sets
15 foot coil $19
Shipping is $2 per coil
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Shipping only for 50 states USA
60 feet coiled $39
 
Shipping is $2 per coil
Ships PRIORITY MAIL
 
About 1/2 the price per foot
than smallest size
Wholesale
 
300 feet $94
Shipping is $6 per spool
by PRIORITY MAIL
 
About 1/4 the price per foot
than smallest size
 
Aluminum Wire Soft
6 gauge
AWG - Approximately:
 .162 inch or 4.1mm thick
6 gauge aluminum wire thickness approximately, may not appear correctly on all screens. More about thickness*
 
 
SAMPLE $3
 
Price includes shipping
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Sample is 6 inch long approximately
 
See our Aluminum Wire Sample Sets
10 foot Coil $19
Shipping is $2 per coil
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Shipping only for 50 states USA
50 feet coiled $49
 
Shipping is $3 per coil
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100 feet coiled $88
Shipping is $9 per 100 ft.
comes in 2 coils
Ships PRIORITY MAIL
 
Aluminum Wire Soft
4 Gauge
AWG - Approximately:
 .204 inch or 5.189 mm
VERY THICK ALUMINUM WIRE .For large sculptures & armatures-
Twist 2 or more for strength
4 gauge aluminum wire thickness approximately., may not appear correctly on all screens. More about thickness*
HEAVY WIRE Cuts best with a saw, cable or bolt cutter (a large wire cutter with difficulty)
SAMPLE $3
Price includes shipping
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Sample is 4 inch long approximately
 
See our Aluminum Wire Sample Sets
10 foot Coil $24
Shipping is $2 per coil
by 1st Class Mail Parcel
upgrade shipping
Shipping only for 50 states USA
30 feet coiled $46
 
Shipping is $3 per coil
Ships PRIORITY MAIL
90 feet coiled $79
comes in 3 coils
Shipping is $9 per 90 ft
Ships PRIORITY MAIL
SHIPPING & HANDLING QUOTED ONLY FOR 50 STATES OF USA. We only ship to 50 states USA
 
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ALUMINUM WIRE: Very Soft   Medium Stiff
 
 
    
MORE CRAFT WIRE:

 
ALUMINUM WIRE

Soft Aluminum Wire

Medium Stiff Aluminum Wire  

COPPER WIRE

SQUARE & HALF ROUND COPPER WIRE 

 BRASS WIRES

QUARE BRASS WIRE 

NICKEL Alloy WIRE

 
RAW METAL DEFINITIONS & TERMS
 
ABOUT CRAFT WIRE::
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. Our solid metal wire is not plated to make it look bright temporairily but plating wears off over time.
 
 
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.
 
THE THICKER A WIRE IS THE HARDER IT IS TO BEND
Shorter wire will bend less easily than long simply because of lack of leverage.
Thinner wire can make tighter bends than thicker wire.
 
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.
 
Easy to bend is a relative term- it all depends on the hand strength of the crafts person. If a crafts person cannot bend a paper clip then only our thinnest softest wires will work for them to bend by hand. PLEASE ORDER SAMPLES
 
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.
 
 
Bulk Metal :   Our cut to length bulk wire for provides what is needed at a good value. Our cuts are generously long & approximately square. We are one of the few metal wire suppliers to carry such a wide range of wire gauges. Wire 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 metal wires are of an especially pure high grade for fine craft work. All of It is solderable except the aluminum. 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 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:
             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
 
 
Gauge thickness shown is approximate.
 
CAUTION :HANDLE WITH CARE , Raw metals may 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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