German Style wire is a type of wrapping wire commonly used in wirework and wire jewellery making. It is a specific type of wire, known for its unique properties and characteristics.
German Style wire is typically made from a copper-based alloy, often containing a combination of copper, zinc, and nickel. This alloy composition provides several advantages for jewellery making. It is known for its durability, strength, and resistance to tarnishing. The alloy also offers a hypoallergenic quality, making it suitable for individuals with sensitivities to other types of metals.
The wire is often available in various gauges or thicknesses, allowing jewellery makers to choose the appropriate size for their projects. Our range of German Style wire has a round shaped profile which can be used as-is or shaped using a hammer and anvil to create hammer toned or flattened shapes. It can also be twisted as a bundle of two or more strands to create a twisted wire strand.
One of the notable characteristics of German Style wire is its ability to maintain its shape and hardness. It is known for its resilience and springiness, which makes it suitable for creating intricate wirework designs, wire wrapping, and forming various jewellery components. The wire can be bent, twisted, coiled, and shaped with tools to achieve desired patterns or forms.
German Style wire is available in a range of colours, including copper, silver-plated, and gold-plated, in a range of thicknesses, allowing jewellery makers to incorporate different aesthetics into their designs.
Offering such versatility and quality, German Style wire is a popular choice among jewellery makers. Combined with it’s durability, hypoallergenic nature, and ease of manipulation, you’ll find German Style wire is a great replacement for lower quality wires and will perform well in almost any craft. It provides a reliable foundation for creating wire jewellery and allows for artistic expression through wirework techniques.