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1mm Copper Wire – 1

£2.95

32 in stock

SKU: BS02037 Categories: , ,

Description

Our 1mm Copper Wire is 100% copper wire. Copper is a soft metal and this round 1mm diameter wire is easy to use but holds its shaped very well. 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 1mm copper wire is an ideal diameter to make your own jewellery findings such as toggle clasps or for a focal pendant. We put the 1mm copper wire in our beginners silversmithing starter kit as a practice wire.

Each pack is approximately 4 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 1mm wire we stock is also known as 18 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 34 g
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