Wire Jewelry Printable Resource: Wire Footage Charts

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by Rose Marion, Wire-Sculpture.com

Wire Jewelry Idea for
November 2, 2011

Here at Wire-Sculpture, we cut our wire by the foot for your convenience, rather than shipping you a quarter-ounce, half-ounce, or full ounce of jewelry wire. (Remember: precious metal is measured in ozt, or troy ounces) But what if you’re familiar with ordering by the ounce, as some precious metals are, or what if your electrician friend offered you a couple pounds of scrap copper wire? Is it worth the drive across town?

We’ve collected data on Gold-Filled, Sterling Silver, and Argentium® wires, the most common wires to be sold by weight, and put it in a convenient chart for you. We’ve also included our chart on Copper and Brass, which are often measured by the pound. Please note, all values are approximate.

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    Mechelle Fox

    November 2, 2011 at 10:10 am

    Thanks for the charts, but there is one problem with them. What measurement do the numbers beneath the wire type indicate? From your description of the chart I would assume it is feet per ounce, but I just want to be sure.

    Mechelle Fox
    Polymer Clay Eclectic

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    November 2, 2011 at 10:11 am

    this is awesome nice to know more,on wire

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    Dawn .

    November 2, 2011 at 10:29 am

    This chart is awesome! Thanks.

    Do you have a conversion chart for Silver Filled wire?

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      November 2, 2011 at 12:34 pm

      Hi Dawn,

      We don’t have one yet, but we are working on it – look for one in the next couple weeks!

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    November 2, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    The download link is now updated to the new chart, with labels! Thanks so much everyone for letting me know!

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    November 2, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    I too want to thank you for the gage chart. We wire wrappers will be using this in our new class season starting on monday. The beginners haven’t a clue how much wire to get to start out with in the square and half round so this will be invaluable. We are also using the new silver filled wire and will be waiting for that info too. I just love the silver filled and the price…why did it take so long to make it?????? BeBe az

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      November 3, 2011 at 10:01 am

      Hi Bebe, actually silver-filled wire has been around for a long time, however it was only made by one country and because the price of sterling silver didn’t become a serious challenge until last year (2010) it was difficult to find. At Wire-Sculpture we are very pleased to offer this affordable type of sterling silver now, and we are happy you enjoy using it!

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    Melody Schmidt

    November 9, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    I love all the information you provide to all of us. Is there by any chance a chart that tells you how much wire is required to make jump rings in different sizes? I have begun incorporating chain maille with the beautiful things I’ve been learning from Dales videos. I can’t tell you how many compliments I receive and how many are asking to buy the pieces. It’s awesome! Thank you, thank you, thank you.