Can anyone compare zebra wire and artistic wire?

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I use a lot of non tarnish silver artistic wire (the brand is Artistic Wire, not just the type) but silver colored Zebra wire from FMG is much less expensive. I'm wondering if anyone has used both and can share a comparison?



Posted at 9:03pm Apr 30, 2010 EDT


BrendaVan says

Have you ever tried ordering from They sell a wire that to me is just like Artistic Wire at 150 feet of 26 gauge for about $5.50.

I'm not sure what you're paying for Artistic Wire.....

Posted at 9:16pm Apr 30, 2010 EDT

I use 20 gauge, and pay about $5 for a roll of 6ft of Artistic wire. I can get 15 feet of Zebra Wire for that price from FMG. I've looked at parawire, but it seems their shipping was pretty high. I usually get free or low shipping on Artistic wire. I usually buy it from Beadaholique at her Amazon store where she offers free shipping on orders of $25 or more.

Any more info out there?? Thanks for reminding me of parawire Brenda. I'll check them out again!


Posted at 9:20pm Apr 30, 2010 EDT

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