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  Sterling Silver Wire - Dead Soft
Sterling Silver Wire - Dead Soft


 
Sterling silver wire is .925 silver. Sterling silver is 925 parts fine silver and 75 parts copper. This makes a strong wire that is durable for jewelry findings, earwires, and components. Sterling silver can be co-fired in silver clay by first depletion gilding the metal using Silver Prep. Sterling silver wire can be work hardened by stretching, twisting, rolling, hammering, tumbling, etc. It can also be heat hardened.

Heat Hardening Sterling Silver: Place items in kiln to be hardened. Fast ramp to 750F and hold for 30 minutes. Remove and quench if possible. Quenching quickly realigns the crystal structure to result in additional hardness.

Feet Per Ounce for Sterling Silver Wire:
14 gauge - 4.7
16 gauge - 7.5
18 gauge - 12
20 gauge = 19
22 gauge = 33.3
24 gauge - 48.1
26 gauge - 73.6
28 gauge - 122
Dead soft is easy to manipulate and can be work hardened or heat hardened.

Item# Item Name Per Foot: Qty Add
WIR-316 Sterling Silver Wire - 16 gauge Dead Soft - 1 Foot
$14.10
WIR-314 Sterling Silver Wire - 16 gauge Square Dead Soft - 1 Foot
$17.70
WIR-315 Sterling Silver Wire - 18 gauge Square Dead Soft - 1 Foot
$10.25
WIR-320 Sterling Silver Wire - 20 gauge Dead Soft - 1 Foot
$5.58
WIR-322 Sterling Silver Wire - 22 gauge Dead Soft - 1 Foot
$3.40
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