In today’s video I explain the basics of wire gauge. It’s fairly easy to understand once you get used to it. 🙂
This Jewelers Wire Gauge is similar to the measuring tool I show in the video. It measures from 0 to 36 gauge.
Also, here are links to the wires I use most often:
- 28-Gauge Bare Copper Wire
- 26-Gauge Bare Copper Wire
- 24-Gauge Bare Copper Wire
- 22-Gauge Bare Copper Wire
- 20-Gauge Bare Copper Wire
- 18-Gauge Bare Copper Wire
- 16 Gauge Copper Wire
I like to use the bare copper wire so it will get a dark patina. Then when you polish up the high points the details really show. If you prefer to keep a bright, shiny look, then be sure to get one of the tarnish resistant wires, like this one: Tarnish Resistant Copper Wire 24 Gauge
Here’s the chart I promised in the video. I keep mine with all my wires for easy reference.
Enjoy the video and happy creating!
You can watch the Friday Findings-Wire Gauge video over at YouTube.