Wires and Metals
Wire is arguably the most versatile component in jewelry design. Navigating all the different combinations of material, color, shape, thickness, and hardness make choosing the best wire seem impossible at first, but once you narrow down the scope of your project, it will quickly become clear which will work best for you. Our Silver, Gold Filled, and Karat Gold wire comes in all shapes and sizes with thicknesses ranging from ultra-fine to thick and heavy. Each gauge has countless applications but in general, thin wire can be used for handmade wire wraps and bails to dangle pendants and stones, while thicker gauge wire can be bent, hammered, and polished into bracelets or heavy centerpieces. Medium gauges are great for making miscellaneous parts and depending on the design, they can even be used in similar ways as you would with thick or thin wires. Whether you end up using the Yellow and White metals, or the increasingly popular Rose or Oxidized Black options, it is a great time to be a wire wrap specialist because of the glut of choices on the market. Choosing the type of wire for your project is usually down to personal preference, and as with most aspects of jewelry design, there is rarely a wrong answer.