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0.4mm Copper Wire – 1


26 gauge copper jewellery making wire

30 in stock

SKU: BS02031 Categories: , ,


Our 0.4mm Copper Wire is 100% copper wire. Copper is a soft metal and this round 0.4mm diameter wire is easy to use as it is soft and kind to your fingers. As with all wire it can be hardened by simply handling it.

To harden this wire you simply just run the wire through your fingers several times. If your fingers complain (which they probably will until they’ve hardened themselves!) use a pair of nylon jawed pliers. We recommend these pliers if you are going to do a lot of wire work. The nylon jaws grip the wire without marking the wire. Running wire through the jaws will harden the wire making it stiffer and hold shapes much better. There are different wire work tools available to help you create unique wire jewellery. You may like to try the wire straightener?

The 0.4mm copper wire is an ideal diameter to use when wire wrapping. This is a good diameter to use when holding or joining two pieces of thicker wire together. We have used this for wrapping small beads around the base of a tiara band. You can also twist two lengths of this wire to make stems for flowers or branches for trees.

Each pack is approximately 20 metres in length. We also sell this wire in a 10 pack, for those who need a large quantity! This is part of a range of diameters we stock in copper from 0.4mm to 1.0mm.

Have a look at our full range of wire for Brass, Silver Plated, Sterling Silver, Gold Plated and Coloured Wire.

In a lot of projects, especially from the USA, the wire is label as a gauge. The 0.4mm copper craft wire we stock is also known as 26 gauge wire. The chart below is a pdf file that should open in a separate tab on your browser. If you wish to download this wire gauge chart just right click and download. You may have to open it in a separate tab before downloading. We hope this helps!

Craft Wire gauge conversion chart

Additional information

Weight 28 g
Pack size