This item sold on March 27, 2008.
6 feet of 14 gauge, 1.5mm diameter, round half hard SS\/40 925 sterling silver-filled wire.
This high quality wire from Germany is made specifically for the jewelry-making industry, and is considered by many to be second only to solid sterling silver. It is made by bonding sterling silver to a pure copper core. It resists tarnish, and because it is bonded, it wears well, and it contains more sterling - and is of a much higher quality - than plated or coated wire.
This wire is especially well suited for use in wire-wrapping. This is an SS\/40 wire with a pure copper core, not solid sterling silver.
This wire withstands light hammering and light sanding with an extra fine grade of sandpaper. Hammering or sanding this wire more extensively than this will reveal the copper core. Remember, this is 1\/40th precious material by weight bonded to the core, not 1\/20th. I don't recommend soldering this wire.
That said, I've made earwires, earrings, clasps, pendants, and wire wrapped with this wire wirth very good results.
Tips on working with this wire:
I use Tool Magic to coat my pliers to prevent marring and damage to the wire, which not only protects the wire - it also saves me additional time and work removing nicks or rough areas. I use a non-metal plastic type hammer & surface if I flatten it. I generally don't hammer this wire. It doesn't require additional hardening - it's already half-hard.
More about this wire:
Many people don't really understand what the SS\/40 and 10\/40 designations mean. This wire is truly a quality wire. A tube of 1\/40th sterling by weight (SS\/40) is bonded to a pure copper core.
If you like a dark oxidized finish, it's OK to be less gentle if you choose to hammer SS\/40 sterling filled wire, even to the point where a little of the core shows. Oxidation will mask this. Hammered or not, you can use liver of sulfur to oxidize the surface of this silver filled wire. The pure copper core oxidizes as well as sterling silver. You can create a lovely dark finish.
I carry this wire in 16 gauge, 18 gauge, 20 gauge, 22, 24, and 30 gauge in filled gold & silver filled. I carry 14 gauge in SF only. If you require additional rolls of any of the wire I carry, please contact me & I will gladly list them for you.
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