Storing Your Sheet Metal or Wire
by Karen Meador, Ph.D.
Here's a great idea for storing your sheet metal or wire and keeping it organized. An office filing bin holds it all.
Instructions
You can easily "file" your sheet metal (or wire) in a hanging file box. I made a label for the gauge metal commonly used in my studio and placed the corresponding sheet of metal in the hanging file. I use this system for copper and brass while retaining a small box with a lid for sterling silver sheet since those pieces are usually pretty small.
Karen Meador, Ph.D.'s Storing Your Sheet Metal or Wire - , Store Wire Jewelry, , storing sheet metal
Karen Meador, Ph.D.'s Storing Your Sheet Metal or Wire - , Store Wire Jewelry, , storing sheet metal
I'm also careful to use a permanent marker to write the gauge on the metal as soon as I open it. If I later cut/saw into the number, I simply rewrite it in a different spot. This will save you lots of measuring later. Another plastic bin, with a lid, corrals my scraps and keeps the air out to minimize oxidizing.
Karen Meador, Ph.D.'s Storing Your Sheet Metal or Wire - , Store Wire Jewelry, , storing sheet metal

Materials

20 Gauge Dead Soft Double Clad Silver Filled Sheet - 3 Inches
H10-20DCS3
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1 Inch
  • Price: $7.80
  • Gold Club Price: $5.85
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20 Gauge 0.032 Dead Soft Red Brass Sheet Metal - 6x6 Inch
MET-704.20
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $10.08
  • Gold Club Price: $7.56
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22 Gauge Half Hard Double Clad Rose Gold Filled Sheet - 4 Inches
H6-22DCS4
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1 Inch
  • Price: $36.24
  • Gold Club Price: $27.18
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22 Gauge Dead Soft Fine Silver Sheet - 6 Inches
H9-22SM6
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1 Inch
  • Price: $25.20
  • Gold Club Price: $18.90
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22 Gauge Dead Soft Argentium Silver Sheet - 6 Inches
H19-22SM6
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1 Inch
  • Price: $25.53
  • Gold Club Price: $19.15
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Tools

Metal Cutting Shears
SHR-536.00
  • SHR-536.00
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $14.97
  • Gold Club Price: $11.23
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  • Category: Storage
  • Technique(s): Storage