Daily Wire Tip May 8: Using Electrical Wire for Jewelry

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Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip
May 08, 2010


I have a batch of leftover electrical wire, which I have stripped for the copper wire inside.  Some of it is rather heavy single strand, and the rest is fine multiple strands which I can separate.  Is this wire suitable for making wire jewelry?


Using stripped copper electrical wire to make jewelry with is safe and a great way to recycle! With the costs of jewelry making wire rising almost on a daily basis, it is economical as well. For an article about copper, follow this link:  A Few Words about Copper Wire

Answer contributed by Dale “Cougar” Armstrong

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    Kourtney Jensen

    June 2, 2017 at 10:06 am

    My husband and I have recently done a remodel of our home and gutted a lot of the wiring through the home to make sure that it was in proper working function. Because of this, we have naturally have a lot of wiring and didn’t know what to do, whether to recycle or throw away in the garbage. I liked that your question and answered reply gave the suggestion that you can use the copper wire for jewelry which is great for the environment since you are giving it a purpose rather than throwing it away. I’ll be sure my husband doesn’t throw it away so that I can put it to good use in making cute jewelry pieces.