Craft wire is such a versatile material for all forms of jewellery making and crafts. From wire crochet and knitting with the 0.2mm size to stone wrapping with the larger 0.8mm wire, here at The Bead Shop we have a full range of craft wire for all projects. Choose a brightly coloured wire to add an extra splash of vibrancy to your piece or the 925 Sterling Silver Coated Copper Wire for those special projects. You can even make your own findings with craft wire for bespoke pieces that are sure to delight.
When it comes to building up your own jewellery-making toolkit, craft wire is an absolute must. A highly versatile material, it can be used for an extensive range of projects.
There are two primary types of craft wire to choose from:
Non Tarnish Craft Wire is made up of 99.9% copper and has a baked on nylon coating which protects the colour and gives the finished product a non-tarnish quality. It can be hammered, moulded or looped without any damage to the plating and can be incorporated with anything from Semi Precious beads to Shamballa Beads. The second option, Plated Craft Wire, is particularly ideal for the novice jewellery maker as it’s easy to use and incredibly affordable, so if you make any mistakes along the way, there’s no need to worry.
Don't forget coloured craft wire! This can really bring your pieces to life and, if teamed with subtle jewels or beads, it could even be the main focal point.Whether you want to create your own jump rings or chokers, craft wire is the perfect basis for all your jewellery-making needs.