Intended for decorative frames and accent work, this dead-soft, sterling silver full-bead wire offers an attractive, smooth beaded appearance with small sections of wire connecting the beads. The slenderness of the wire between beads makes this wire suitable only for applications that do not subject the wire to ongoing stress; we suggest annealing this bead wire frequently. Dead soft wire is easy to bend, shape and hammer; it is an ideal starting point for forming, shaping and wire-wrapping. Keep in mind that hardness is changeable (by annealing or heat-hardening) and is relative among metal types (each temper will feel and handle differently from one metal to another). When finishing your pieces, also keep in mind that the harder the metal is, the brighter a finish it will take.
- Country of origin : United States
- Metal type : Sterling silver
- Hardness : Dead soft
- Karat/purity : 925
- Shape : Bead
- Form : Wire
- Dimensions : .091" (2.3mm)
- Length per weight : 3.12 ft./ozt.
- Weight per length : 0.320 ozt./ft.
- Metal color : White