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Sterling Silver and Gold-Filled wire, as well as fine silver, argentium silver, brass, copper and nickel wire, for Wire-Wrapping.  

Order by type of metal, by gauge and by the ounce for silver, fine silver, argentium silver and gold-filled, or by the pound for copper, brass and nickel.  The "larger" the gauge number, the thinner the wire.  

Wire is available in three shapes:  round, half round, and square.  An approximate feet/ounce  or feet/pound estimate is provided.

Wire comes as "hard", "half-hard" and "dead-soft".   We have found the "hard" to be too difficult to work with in wire-wrapping.   We prefer "half hard", and provide that where we can.   When "half hard" is unavailable, we offer "dead soft".

Use brass or copper wire to "practice" your techniques and designs.

At Land of Odds, we wire-wrap crystals and stones, and occasionally make rings and bracelets.  The gauges we use most often are 20 and 22.  It usually takes 9"-12" of wire to wire-wrap a 1 1/2"-2" crystal or stone.  

When we make Y-Necklaces by creating chains of beads, we typically use 24 gauge wire.

18-gauge and thicker wires more easily keep their shapes, when jewelry is worn. If you use an 18-gauge or thicker jump ring, for example, it is unlikely to open up. However, most beads have a .8mm hole size which is too small for 18-gauge which is 1mm thick.

"Regular" thickness head pins and eye pins usually refers to 20 gauge. "Extra Thin" usually refers to 22-gauge. "Ultra Thin" usually refers to 24-gauge and thinner.

To make any of these wires harder, you can do any of these things:
- keep one end secure, and grab the other end with a pliers or vice, and twist
- hammer
- bend

To straighten any of these wires, grab each end with a pliers or vice and pull the ends in opposite directions.

 


WIG JIGS

We carry two models of wig-jigs that are specifically for designing wire jewelry components. Useful with 18-, 20- and 22-gauge wire.

The DELPHI model is a square hole pattern.
The CENTAUR is a combined square hole pattern and round hole pattern.

With the square hole pattern only, you will be unable to make a 30 or 60 degree angle. These angles are part of an equilateral triangle. This would make creating a star pattern difficult, for example.


 

 

Sterling Silver
(.925 silver)

ROUND WIRE
(order by ounce)

Gauge Feet
/Oz.
8 dead soft 14.50 inches
10 dead soft 22.00 inches
12 dead soft 3.00
14 dead soft 5.00
16 half hard 7.50
18 half hard 12.00
20 half hard 19.00
22 half hard 30.00
24 half hard 48.00
26 half hard 76.00
Square
18 half hard 9.5
20 half hard 14.00
21 half hard 18.00
22 half hard 22.00
24 half hard 40.00
Half Round
18 half hard 24.00
20 half hard 38.00
22 half hard 62.00
24 half hard 96.00

 

Fine Silver (.999 silver)
(Good for work with Precious Metal Caly)

ROUND WIRE
(order by ounce)

Gauge Feet
/Oz.
18 dead soft 11.82
20 dead soft 18.80
22 dead soft 29.85
24 dead soft 47.62
28 dead soft 120.00

 

 

ARGENTIUM SILVER
(.925 silver)

Containing more germanium than traditional sterling silver alloys, Argentium silver is virtually tarnish-free. Customers will appreciate the value and convenience of beautifully sparkling jewelry that requires far less polishing than sterling silver. Ideal for all types of jewelry items.

The wire is a little stiffer than comparable sterling silver wire.

ROUND WIRE

(order by ounce)

Gauge Feet
/ounce
21 dead soft 25.00
22 dead soft 31.00
24 dead soft 48.00
26 dead soft 76.00
24 half hard 48.00
26 half hard 76.00

Nickel
(65% copper/17% zinc/18%nickel alloy)

ROUND WIRE
(order by pound)

Gauge Feet
/lb.
12 dead soft 50
14 dead soft 77
16 dead soft 125
18 dead soft 200
20 dead soft 333
22 dead soft 500
24 dead soft 810

 

 

14/20 Gold-Filled

ROUND WIRE
(order by ounce)

Gauge Feet
/Oz.
16 half hard 8.80
18 half hard 13.96

20 half hard

21.68
22 half hard 35.55
24 half hard 56.33
26 half hard 71.50

Square
18 half hard 10.96
20 half hard 15.95
21 half hard 20.93
22 half hard 25.92
24 half hard 41.87
Half Round
18 half hard 27.91
20 half hard 42.87

 

 

 

Copper
(99.9%)


ROUND WIRE
(order by pound)

Gauge Feet
/lb.
10 dead soft 32
12 dead soft 50
14 dead soft 80
16 dead soft 128
18 dead soft 202
20 dead soft 321
22 dead soft   511
24 dead soft 810
   
SQUARE WIRE
(order by pound)
21 dead soft 356
22 dead soft 415
   
   

Red Brass
(85% copper/15% zinc)
[We sell more red brass than yellow brass]
[Similar in color to 14/20 gold filled]

ROUND WIRE
(order by pound)

Gauge Feet
/lb.
18 dead soft 214
20 dead soft 340
22 dead soft 485
24 dead soft 780
Square
22 dead soft 430

 

Yellow Brass
[We sell more red brass than yellow brass]
[Similar in color to 12/20 gold filled]

ROUND WIRE
(order by pound)

Gauge Feet
/lb.
18 dead soft 214
20 dead soft 340
22 dead soft 485
24 dead soft 780

ORDER WIRE:
Sterling Silver
Fine Silver
14/20 Gold Filled
Copper
Nickel
Red Brass
Yellow Brass
Argentium Silver

Scroll down to find Craft Wire and Colored Copper Wire, including

Craft Wire
(plated over steel),

German Craft Wire
(plated over copper),

and,
Artistic Colored Copper Wire (plated over copper)

Also see:
Findings Alcove

Metal Components

Chain By The Foot

Tools

For Other Cords, Stringing Materials, Chain, Wire              


Books About Wire Wrapping



Wire Gauge Size Comparison Chart

Conversion Tables

  • Weights
  • Gauge Thickness
  • Millimeters to Inches
     

Read about: Cleaning Sterling Silver

 

 

 



Colored Copper Wire

(plated over copper)

  


Price/Availability Tables:

ROUND
12-Gauge
14-Gauge
16-Gauge

18-Gauge
20-Gauge
22-Gauge
24-Gauge
26-Gauge
28-Gauge
30-Gauge
32-Gauge
34-Gauge

 

SQUARE
21-Gauge SQUARE

Unless specified otherwise, the wire is round.

This wire is "half-hard".

 


Perfect for jewelry design, wire art, sculpture, pottery and crafts.

This is the highest quality permanently colored copper wire available from the wire industry to date. No other offers the resistance to scratching, peeling and marring. This is due to the special enameling process used to coat over the 30 plus colors we offer. After the enamel is applied, the wire is clear coated to prevent tarnishing. Artistic Wire is available in an ever-growing selection of gauges

 

 

 

German Craft Wire
(plated over copper)
(Click link above to order)

The German wire is considered "half hard" but is a little softer than the Colored Copper Wire.

German Plated Craft Wire

Diameter/Gauge

Length

Gold

Silver

Copper

Brass

1.5mm/14ga

1.8M

X

1.2mm/16ga

1.3M

X

1.0mm/18ga

4M

X

X

X

X

.8mm/20ga

6M

X

X

X

X

.6mm/22ga

10M

X

X

X

X

.4mm/26ga

20M

X

X

X

X

 

 




Raw Wire


Craft Wire (plated over steel),

 


Also see:
Findings Alcove

Metal Components

Chain By The Foot

Tools

For Other Cords, Stringing Materials, Chain, Wire              


Books About Wire Wrapping


Wire Gauge Size Comparison Chart

Conversion Tables

  • Weights
  • Gauge Thickness
  • Millimeters to Inches
     

Read about: Cleaning Sterling Silver

 


WIG JIGS

We carry two models of wig-jigs that are specifically for designing wire jewelry components. Useful with 18-, 20- and 22-gauge wire.

The DELPHI model is a square hole pattern.
The CENTAUR is a combined square hole pattern and round hole pattern.

With the square hole pattern only, you will be unable to make a 30 or 60 degree angle. These angles are part of an equilateral triangle. This would make creating a star pattern difficult, for example.


 



REGULAR COLORED COPPER WIRE COLORS
COLOR CHART
Colors vary per die lot and may appear different due to monitor calibration. The colors vary somewhat from batch to batch.
01 Aqua


dispenser pack: 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28 gauges

raw spools: 14, 24, 28 gauges

02 Black


dispenser pack: 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32 gauges

raw spools: 14, 16, 34 gauge

03 Blue


dispenser pack: none

raw spools: 24 gauge

square wire, coil: 21 gauge
(Land of Odds Brand)

03B Dark Blue


dispenser pack: 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 30, 32 gauges

raw spools: 16, 18, 24, 26, 28, 30 gauges

04 Powder Blue


dispenser pack: 22, 24, 26, 28 gauges

raw spools: 24, 26 gauges

05 Brown


dispenser pack: 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 32, 34 gauges

raw spools: 12, 14, 16 gauge

05A Light Brown


dispenser pack: 22 gauge

raw spools: 24 gauge

05B Dark Brown


dispenser pack: none

raw spools: none

05BB Burnt Brown

dispenser pack: 26, 28 gauges

raw spools: none

05M Matte Brown

dispenser pack: none

raw spools: none

06 Green


dispenser pack: 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32 gauges

raw spools: 12, 14, 16, 18, 26, 28, 30 gauges

06B Dark Green


dispenser pack: 18, 20, 26, 28, 32 gauges

raw spools: 26, 28 gauges

07 Kelly Green


dispenser pack: 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32 gauges

raw spools: 18, 24, 26, 30, 34 gauges

08 Lavender


dispenser pack: 24, 26, 28, 34 gauges

raw spools: 28 gauge

09 Magenta


dispenser pack: 22, 24, 28, 30, 32 gauges

raw spools: 24, 28 gauges

10 Natural
(copper color with coating to preserve color)


dispenser pack: 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32 gauges

raw spools: 14, 16 gauge

square wire, coil: 21 gauge
(Land of Odds Brand)

11 Orange


dispenser pack: 26, 32 gauges

raw spools: 26, 28 gauges

12 Flesh


dispenser pack: 28 gauge

raw spools: 28 gauge

12B Pink


dispenser pack: 26, 32 gauges

raw spools: none

13 Purple


dispenser pack: 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30 gauges

raw spools: 16, 18, 30 gauges

13B Dark Purple


dispenser pack: 26, 30 gauge

raw spools: none

14 Red


dispenser pack: 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32 gauges

raw spools: 12, 14, 16, 34 gauge

15 Salmon


dispenser pack: 28 gauge

raw spools: 26, 28 gauges

16 Turquoise


dispenser pack: 26, 28 gauges

raw spools: 26 gauge

17 Violet (Matte)


dispenser pack: 22, 28, 32 gauges

raw spools: 28 gauge

18 Egg White


dispenser pack: 22, 26 gauges

raw spools: none

19 Yellow


dispenser pack: 28, 32 gauges

raw spools: none

20 Grape


dispenser pack: 26 gauge

raw spools: 26, 28 gauges

21 Grey


dispenser pack: 22, 24, 26, 28, 32 gauges

raw spools: 26 gauge

23 Burgundy


dispenser pack: 18, 20, 22, 24, 26

raw spools: 16 gauge

24 Gunmetal

dispenser pack: 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28 gauges

raw spools: 16 gauge

square wire, coil: 21 gauge
(Land of Odds Brand)

25 Mint


dispenser pack: 24 gauge

raw spools: 16 gauge

26 Olive

dispenser pack: 22, 28 gauges

raw spools: none

27 Golden Olive

dispenser pack: 32 gauges

raw spools: none

28 Tan

dispenser pack: 32 gauges

raw spools: none

130 Magenta
(Land of Odds Brand)

raw spools: 18 gauge, 20 gauge

140 Bronze
(Land of Odds Brand)

raw spools: 18 gauge, 20 gauge

145 Purple
(Land of Odds Brand)


raw spools: 20 gauge

155 Lite Pink
(Land of Odds Brand)

raw spools: 20 gauge

160 Amber
(Land of Odds Brand)

raw spools: 18 gauge, 20 gauge

165 Vintage Bronze
(Land of Odds Brand)

raw spools: 18 gauge, 20 gauge

175 Smokey Quartz
(Land of Odds Brand)

raw spools: 18 gauge, 20 gauge

   
         

   
SILVER COLORS (Metallic Finish)

01S Peacock Blue Silver


dispenser pack: 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30 gauges

raw spools: none

02S Rose Silver


dispenser pack: 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28 gauges

raw spools: none

03S Gold Silver


dispenser pack: 26, 28, 30 gauges

raw spools: none

square wire, coil: 21 gauge
(Land of Odds Brand)

04S White Silver


dispenser pack: 32, 34 gauge

raw spools: none

05S Lilac Silver

dispenser pack: 26, 28 gauges

raw spools: none

06S Blue Silver


dispenser pack: 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 34 gauges

raw spools: none

07S Orchid Silver

dispenser pack: 18, 20, 22, 24 gauges

raw spools: none

08S Plum Silver


dispenser pack: 26, 28, 30 gauges

raw spools: none

09S Seafoam Silver


dispenser pack: 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30 gauges

raw spools: none

10S Silver Non-Tarnish

dispenser pack: 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34 gauges

raw spools: none

square wire, coil: 21 gauge
(Land of Odds Brand)

11S Tangerine Silver


dispenser pack: 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34 gauges

raw spools: 18 gauge

12S Lemon Silver


dispenser pack: 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34 gauges

raw spools: none

13S Christmas Green Silver

dispenser pack: 18, 20, 22, 24 gauges

raw spools: 24 gauge

14S Peach Silver

dispenser pack: 18, 20, 22, 24 gauges

raw spools: none

15S Fuchsia Silver

dispenser pack: 18, 20, 22, 24 gauges

raw spools: none

16S Ice Blue Silver

dispenser pack: 18, 20, 22, 24 gauges

raw spools: none

17S Chartreuse Silver

dispenser pack: 26, 28, 30, 32, 34 gauges

raw spools: none

18S Amethyst Silver

dispenser pack: 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 30 gauges

raw spools: 24 gauge

 

200 Pacific Blue
(Land of Odds Brand)

raw spools: 18 gauge, 20 gauge

235 Amethyst
(Land of Odds Brand)

raw spools: 18 gauge, 20 gauge

260 Peridot
(Land of Odds Brand)

raw spools: 18 gauge, 20 gauge

270 Ultra White
(Land of Odds Brand)

raw spools: 20 gauge

275 Non Tarnish Gold
(Land of Odds Brand)

raw spools: 18 gauge, 20 gauge

280 Nite Glow
(Land of Odds Brand)

raw spools: 20 gauge

285 Titanium
(Land of Odds Brand)

raw spools: 20 gauge

290 Rose Gold
(Land of Odds Brand)

raw spools: 20 gauge

   
         
         
BARE WIRE

BC Bare Copper


dispenser pack: 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32 gauges

raw spools: 12, 14, 16, 32 gauge

TC Tinned Copper


dispenser pack: 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32 gauges

raw spools: 12, 14, 16 gauge

NTB Non-Tarnish Brass

dispenser pack: 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 32 gauges

raw spools: 16 gauge

   

300 Yellow Brass
(Land of Odds Brand)

raw spools: 18 gauge, 20 gauge

310 Gold Tone Brass
(Land of Odds Brand)

raw spools: 18 gauge, 20 gauge

320 Nickel Silver
(Land of Odds Brand)

raw spools: 18 gauge, 20 gauge

   

325 Stainless Steel
(Land of Odds Brand)

raw spools: 18 gauge, 20 gauge

       
         

 

Craft Wire
(plated over steel)

 

 

 

Order:
Round (16gauge to 28gauge)
Half Round (18gauge and 21gauge)
Square (18 gauge and 21gauge)
Twisted (Square) (18 gauge and 21 gauge)

 

 

 

Craft wire is available in several electroplated colors and gauges, in round, half round, twisted and square.   The base wire is steel (or a brass alloy of steel).

Craft wire is available in two qualities -- Good and Best (see plated copper wire above).
The generic Craft Wire in this section is considered a Good Quality.  

On the best quality, the finish adheres better and longer to the base wire, which is copper, and the wire is a little easier to work with. We recommend using the best quality wires for finished jewelry projects.

We do not recommend this generic Craft Wire for finished jewelry projects. This wire is good for practice. It is good for creating something stationery, like a beaded Christmas ornament. This does not hold up well for jewelry.

Size 11 seed beads work well with 28 and 24 gauge, not 20 gauge wire.     Most 4mm, 6mm, 8mm and larger glass beads will slip the 20-gauge wire.    Some of the 8mm and larger Czech glass, and most of the East India glass beads will slip up to 18-gauge wire.

Craft Wire is a good quality wire for craft uses. Silver, copper and colored wires are covered  with anti-tarnish colors and coatings. Gold wire is jeweler’s brass with an anti-tarnish coating. Made in the USA.

Not all colors are available in all gauges.

 

 

Raw Wire

German Craft Wire
(plated over copper),

and,
Artistic Colored Copper Wire
(plated over copper)

Also see:
Findings Alcove

Metal Components

Chain By The Foot

Tools

For Other Cords, Stringing Materials, Chain, Wire              


Books About Wire Wrapping

 



Wire Gauge Size Comparison Chart

Conversion Tables

  • Weights
  • Gauge Thickness
  • Millimeters to Inches
     

Read about: Cleaning Sterling Silver

 


WIG JIGS

We carry two models of wig-jigs that are specifically for designing wire jewelry components. Useful with 18-, 20- and 22-gauge wire.

The DELPHI model is a square hole pattern.
The CENTAUR is a combined square hole pattern and round hole pattern.

With the square hole pattern only, you will be unable to make a 30 or 60 degree angle. These angles are part of an equilateral triangle. This would make creating a star pattern difficult, for example.


 

 

 


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