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Jewelers' Bronze Wire

 
This solid  round Jewelers Bronze Wire is a high quality blend of meals especially created for jewelry and craft to resemble gold.
 
   This Jewelers bronze wire is also known as Rich Low Brass & Merlin's Gold & it matches our JEWELERS' BRONZE SHEET.
 
     This medium stiff bare bass wire has a bright satin finish and is bendable by hand. The thicker gauges are very stiff and may require strong hands or tools to bend. More about this wire   
 
 SEE OUR SQUARE BRONZE WIRE below
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   Updated June 19 2014
Thin Jewelers' Bronze Wire
26 Gauge
.016 inch or .40 mm thick
Medium soft
14 karat Gold Color
 
approximate 26 gauge thickness- may not appear correctly on all screens*More About thickness
 
Very Fine thin wire ideal for bead stringing and fine jewelry work.
SAMPLE $3.40
Includes shipping & handling by 1st class mail
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Sample is 26 inch long approximately
 
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Jewelers Bronze Wire Sample Sets
290 foot spool  $19
Shipping is $1
by 1st class mail parcel
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1200 foot spool  $44
Shipping is $4 per spool
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Jewelers Bronze Wire
24 gauge
.020 inch or .5 mm thick
14 karat Gold Color
approximate 24 gauge thickness may not appear correctly on all screens.More About thickness
fine thin wire 
ideal for jewelry
SAMPLE $3.40
Includes shipping & handling by 1st class mail
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Sample is 24 inch long approximately
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Jewelers Bronze Wire
Sample Sets
200 foot spool $17
Shipping is $1
by 1st class mail parcel
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800 foot spool  $39
Shipping is $3 per spool
By PRIORITY MAIL
WHOLESALE
4000 feet spooled  $124
 
Shipping & Handling
is $6 per spool
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Jewelers Bronze Wire
 20 gauge
.032 inch or .80mm thick 
Medium soft
14 karat Gold Color
 
approximate 20 gauge thickness may not appear correctly on all screens.More About thickness
About as thick as a standard paper clip.
SAMPLE $3.60
Includes shipping & handling by 1st class mail
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Sample is 20 inch long approximately
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Sample Sets
75 foot spool $14
Shipping is $1
by 1st class mail parcel
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300 foot spool  $39
Shipping is $3 per spool
By PRIORITY MAIL
WHOLESALE
1500 feet spooled  $114
Shipping & Handling
is $6 per spool
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Jewelers Bronze Wire
18 Gauge
.04 inch  1.mm
Medium soft
14 karat Gold Color
 
approximate 18 gauge thickness may not appear correctly on all screens.More About thickness
A bit thicker than a standard paper clip
SAMPLE $3.60
Includes shipping & handling by 1st class mail
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Sample is 18 inch long approximately
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Sample Sets
50 foot spool $14
Shipping is $1
by 1st class mail parcel
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200 foot spool   $38
Shipping is $3 per spool
By PRIORITY MAIL
WHOLESALE
1000 feet spooled  $114
Shipping & Handling
is $6 per spool
Ships PRIORITY MAIL
 
Jewelers' Bronze Wire
16 Gauge
14k Gold color
 
 
.051 inch thickness
or 1.27 mm thick
16 gauge Awg. thickness may not appear correctly on all screens.More About thickness
SAMPLE $3.80
Includes shipping & handling by 1st class mail
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Sample is 16 inch long approximately
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Jewelers Bronze Wire
Sample Sets
30 foot coil $16
 
Shipping is $1
by 1st class mail parcel
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120 feet coiled  $38
 
Shipping is $3 per coil
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WHOLESALE
650 foot spool $112
Shipping & Handling
is $6 per spool
Ships PRIORITY MAIL
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Jewelers' Bronze Wire
14 Gauge
.064 inch thickness
or 1.6 mm thick
Medium soft
14 karat Gold Color
 
14 gauge thickness may not appear correctly on all screens.More About thickness
Stiffer than finer gauges of brass
SAMPLE $3.80
Includes shipping & handling by 1st class mail
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Sample is 14 inch long approximately
25 foot coil $17
Shipping is $1
by 1st class mail parcel
upgrade shipping
100 feet coiled $38
 
Shipping is $3 per coil
By PRIORITY MAIL
WHOLESALE
400 foot Spool $112
Shipping & Handling
is $6 per spool
Ships PRIORITY MAIL
 
 
 
Jewelers' Bronze Wire
12 Gauge
.081 inch  2.mm
Medium soft
14 karat Gold Color
 
Lb
approximate 12 gauge thickness, may not appear correctly on all screens.More About thickness
A bit thicker than a standard wire coat hanger- Stiffer than thinner wire
 
SAMPLE $3.80
Includes shipping & handling by 1st class mail
upgrade shipping
Sample is 12 inch long approximately
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Sample Sets
 
12 foot coil for $19
Shipping is $1
by 1st class mail parcel
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50 foot coil $38
Shipping is $3 per coil
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WHOLESALE
250 feet   $112
Shipping & Handling is $6 per spool
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Jewelers' Bronze Wire
Medium Soft can be bent by hand
(Rich Low BRASS)
10 Gauge
.102 inch  2.6mm
 
14 karat Gold Color
31.
Approximate 10 gauge thickness, may not appear correctly on all screens.More About thickness
Medium Soft Jewelers bronze
SAMPLE $4
Includes shipping & handling by 1st class mail
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Sample is 10 inch long approximately
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Sample Sets
 5 foot coil $14
Shipping is $1
by 1st class mail parcel
upgrade shipping
 20 feet coiled $42
Shipping is $2 per coil
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VERY STIFF & SPRINGY
Jewelers' Bronze Wire
10 Gauge
.102 inch  2.6mm
VERY STIFF & SPRINGY
14 karat Gold Color
31.
Approximate 10 gauge thickness, may not appear correctly on all screens.More About thickness
This is the wire previously listed but now have soft above
 
This 10 gauge is VERY STIFF WIRE DUE to its temper and thickness- it is hard to bend and it is also springy..
Order a sample if in doubt.
SAMPLE $4
Includes shipping & handling by 1st class mail
upgrade shipping
Sample is 10 inch long approximately
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Jewelers Bronze Wire
Sample Sets
 5 foot coil $14
Shipping is $1
by 1st class mail parcel
upgrade shipping
 20 feet coiled $39
Shipping is $2 per coil
Ships PRIORITY MAIL
 
 
Jewelers' Bronze Wire
8 Gauge
.128 inch
3.26mm
 
14 karat Gold Color
 
2
Approximate 8 gauge thickness, may not appear correctly on all screens.More About thickness
VERY STIFF WIRE DUE to its temper and thickness
Order a sample if in doubt. Can be softened with a torch.
SAMPLE $4
Includes shipping & handling by 1st class mail
upgrade shipping
Sample is 8 inch long approximately
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Jewelers Bronze Wire
Sample Sets
 
5 foot coil for $17
Shipping is $1
by 1st class mail parcel
upgrade shipping
 
20 feet coiled for $49
Shipping is $3 per coil
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100 feet coiled for $142
Shipping is $4 per 100 FEET
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May ship in several coils rather than one length
 
Jewelers' Bronze Wire
(Rich Low BRASS)
6 Gauge
Stiff wire
 .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
This is a heavy wire that Cuts best with a saw, cable or bolt cutter. It will cut a large wire cutter with some difficulty.
 
VERY STIFF WIRE DUE TO ITS THICKNESS order a sample if in doubt
 
Great for jewelry: rings, necklaces and bracelets.
Also makes stunning bronze sculptures with a golden hue.
Use it for chimes by hammering it making the bronze harder and chime.
SAMPLE $4
Includes shipping by 1st class mail upgrade shipping
Sample is 6 inch long approximately
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Sample Sets
6 foot coil for $26
 
Shipping is $2
by 1st class mail parcel
upgrade shipping
24 foot coil for $69
 
Shipping is $6 per coil
By PRIORITY MAIL

SQUARE Jewelers' Bronze Wire

This is the all square and 1/2 round copper wire we have available: About Shaped wires Square, Half Round etc.
 SQUARE
Jewelers' Bronze Wire
(Rich Low BRASS)
 21 gauge
 
14 karat Gold Color
 
approximate thickness 21 gauge,
.028 inch -.713 mm thick
, may not appear correctly on all screens.More About thickness
 
Half hard:
It is stiffer than a soft round brass wire of the same gauge & holds its shape better when bent. Ideal for jewelry.
Can be softened with a torch.
This difficult to find square wire is available in limited quantities.
 
SAMPLE $4
Includes shipping & handling
by 1st class mail
upgrade shipping
Sample is 20 inch long approximately
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Jewelers Bronze Wire
Sample Sets
40 foot coil $18
Shipping is $1
by 1st class mail
upgrade shipping
320 foot spool $79
Shipping & Handling
is $4 per spool
Ships PRIORITY MAIL
 
*Gauge sizes are AWG. - average wire gauge and may vary slightly length to length. The gauge lines shown are for comparison and may not appear the same on every screen.
CAUTION :HANDLE WITH CARE , Raw metals may have sharp edges and are not for children. This is bare craft wire and NOT for electrical use. This wire is not for internal use. More on handling & use below
 
 

Thin Jewelers Bronze Brass Wire Sample set:

 
Sample set of all our thin gauges of round brass wire we offer 16, 18, 20, 24 & 26 Gauges - plus 21 gauge square.
 
These are the most used thickness of wire for jewelry and fine craft.
 
 
Sample Set of Six Thin Jewelers Bronze wire $16 each    
includes shipping by USPS First Class Parcel
upgrade shipping to Priority Mail
 
Length of samples are the gauge in inches. Photo does not show lengths shipped.
Thicknesses are approximate- average wire gauge.
 

Thicker Jewelers Bronze Brass Wire Sample set:

 
Sample set of each of the thick gauges of round brass wire we offer 6, 8,10,12, 14 & Very Stiff 10 Gauge.
 
These are the thickness of wire most used for sculptures, heavier jewelry and fine craft.
 
 
 
Sample Set of Six Thicker Jewelers Bronze wire$19 each    
includes shipping by USPS First Class Parcel
upgrade shipping to Priority Mail
 
Length of samples are the gauge in inches. Photo does not show lengths shipped.
Thicknesses are approximate- average wire gauge.
 
 
 
*Gauge sizes are AWG. - average wire gauge and may vary slightly length to length. The photos of gauge lines shown are for comparison and may not appear the same on every screen.
CAUTION :HANDLE WITH CARE , Raw metals may have sharp edges and are not for children. This is bare craft wire and NOT for electrical use. This wire is not for internal use. More on handling & use below
 
 WIRE CUTTERS &WIRE BENDING PLIERS
for fine work like jewelry & wire craft
 

POLISHING CLOTHS

to Brighten metal

without residue

 
 
 
 

MORE CRAFT WIRE: 
ALUMINUM WIRE for Armatures & Sculptures
 
 COPPER WIRE
 
 BRASS WIRE -Gold Color
 
 NICKEL WIRE -Silver Color
 
 

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*Gauge sizes are AWG. - average wire gauge and may vary slightly length to length. The gauge lines shown are for comparison and may not appear the same on every screen.
CAUTION :HANDLE WITH CARE , Raw metals may have sharp edges and are not for children. This is bare craft wire and NOT for electrical use. This wire is not for internal use. More on handling & use below
Prices and shipping is for USA delivery only.

 

 

More about Brass Craft Wire

Also known as Jewelers bronze Wire

 
This solid  round Jewelers Bronze Wire is of the highest quality for Jewelry or Fine Craft work through our online catalog.
  It is a special alloy of approximately 85% copper and 15% zinc created to resemble the color of 14 karat gold for jewelry and craft. This brass is also known as Jewelers bronze & Merlin's gold.   
 
 
   This wire matches our Jeweler's BRONZE SHEET.
 
   This medium soft bare bass wire has a bright satin finish and is bendable by hand.
This high quality raw brass wire comes in a bright satin finish which buffs up to a bright finish. See our Quick Polishing jewelry cloth SEE OUR NEW SQUARE BRASS WIRE
 
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.
 
 
   This medium soft bare bass wire is bendable by hand. It tarnishes slower than copper.
 
The thicker 12 ,10 & 8 gauge brass 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. 
 
     *Gauge sizes are AWG. - average wire gauge and may vary slightly length to length. The gauge lines shown above are for comparison and may not appear the same on every screen.
Order samples to see what works best.
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CAUTION :HANDLE WITH CARE , Raw metals have sharp edges. Rolls and coils are tightly wound and may spring open. They are not intended for young children . Gauge thickness shown is approximate.
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.
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.
Back to our Catalog of Brass wire / Jewelers Bronze 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.
 
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
 
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.
 
General 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 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
 
 
CAUTION :HANDLE WITH CARE , Raw metals have sharp edges. Rolls and coils are tightly wound and may spring open. They are not intended for young children . Gauge thickness shown is approximate.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.
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GAUGE Chart

for sheet & wire:

*This chart shows approximate gauge thickness for wire to give a relative idea of different gauges.
The Gauge chart picture 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
 
We urge ordering a sample to see exact thickness and to get a feel of a wire. Nothing beats hands on experience.We do not accept returns unless a sample has been ordered first.

 

Gauge is thickness.The higher the gauge number the thinner the metal.
 
Thinner metal bends more easily.

 
The thickness of craft metals shipped is as close as possible to these charts for sculpture and craft work where price is more of a consideration than scientific precision from length to length.
 
This wire is not made and not certified for scientific precision, electronic, medical nor food use.
 
 
 
 
GAUGE Charts for copper sheet & wire:
To see what we offer in these gauges click to see our pages:   SHEET METAL       TOOLING FOIL     CRAFT WIRE    RECYCLED METAL
 
 Gauge  Dimension (inches)  Pounds per Sq. Foot in copper sheet approximately*
 8  .128  5.12 ( heavy copper plating over 1/4 inch thick)
 12  .080  3.20
 14  .064  2.56
 16   .051  2.04
 18  .040  1.60 ( thick copper sheet called "plate" as in "plate steel")
 20  .032  1.28
 22 . 025  1.18
 23  .023

  1.00 pound per square foot approximately

(standard heavy weight for larger craft work, roofing and range hoods etc.)

 24  .020  14.2 ounces per square foot .89 Pounds per square foot medium-heavy weight
 26   .016   .64
 30 .010  .40 medium weight sheet twice as thick as 36 gauge
 36  .005   .234 (heavy foil/ tooling foil)
 38 .004   .09
 

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.0007

thin foil household foil- called heavy household foil
very thin foil - standard aluminum kitchen foil "tin foil"

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