Our Complete Metal Craft Catalog: 
 
ALUMINUM WIRE 

BRONZE & BRASS WIRE  

COPPER WIRE 

 NICKEL SILVER WIRE 

ALUMINUM SHEET BRASS & BRONZE SHEET 

COPPER SHEET 

 THIN SHEET METALS & FOILS

  RECYCLED & VINTAGE METALS

 SALES & SAMPLE SETS METAL

CRAFT TOOLS & SUPPLIES 
How to SOLDER BOOKLET

METAL CRAFT HOW-TO ARTICLES

Gift Ideas for Metal Crafters:

Jewelers, Sculptors, Hobbyist & Scrapbooker

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note: This craft metal may have sharp edges. They are not for children.
 
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updated Dec 13, 2016

  Metal Embossing tools
JEWELERS POLISHING CLOTH- non staining
Medium Size Pliers & Wire Cutters for thick wire
MINI WIRE CUTTERS
& PLIERS
for fine work

All of our products:

 
ALUMINUM WIRE 
JEWELERS BRONZE & BRASS WIRE
NICKEL SILVER WIRE 
COPPER WIRE
  
WIRE CRAFT TOOLS
ALUMINUM SHEET
 
 BRASS SHEET METAL
BRONZE SHEET METAL
 
COPPER SHEET METAL
Recycled & Vintage Craft Metal
 
ALUMINUM FOIL FOR EMBOSSING
Brass Foil for EMBOSSING
COLORED ALUMINUM FOILS
 
Copper Foil for EMBOSSING

FOIL EMBOSSING TOOLS
 
SHEET METAL TIN SNIPS
METAL CRAFT TOOLS
How to SOLDER BOOKLET

Recycled & Vintage Craft Metal
POLISHING CLOTHS
 
 

 
RAW METAL DEFINITIONS & TERMS
 
Bulk Metal :   Our cut to length bulk wire for provides what is needed at a good value. Our cuts are generously long & approximately square. We are one of the few metal wire suppliers to carry such a wide range of wire gauges. Wire by the running foot or yard is shipped in one length whenever possible. We use this metal to craft our own creations.
 
Grades:  These solid metal wires are of an especially pure high grade for fine craft work. All of It is solderable except the aluminum. It is not to be used for electrical work.
               New Craft Metal has a bright rolled satin finish. It may have some very slight manufacturing ripples, scratches & color variations.                
 
              Reclaimed -Recycled metal: This unused older metal has scratches, finger prints, ripples and/or dents. Some is shiny and and some has patina from age. It is all very usable at a good price. We use this metal in our own creations.
 
Gauges or Thickness: The lower the gauge number the thicker the metal. For example 23 gauge sheet metal is more than twice as thick as 30 gauge. See below for gauge charts.
 
Hardness: Basically how easy it is to bend or work:
             Medium Soft is pliable yet holds up for folding and hammering. Thicker metal bends less easily than thin.
             Medium Hard is stiff, bends less easily and holds is shape better in larger pieces
 
 
FINISH: Our raw/bare metals can be buffed up after a piece is completed.  More information on METAL CRAFT HOW-TO : Cleaning, cutting, forming, soldering & finishing
 
PATINA: All the metals we offer are raw with no wax or varnish and will gain an aged patina over time. Patina solutions (available at most hardware stores) can be used to speed the aging process. More about Patina
 
 
Gauge thickness shown is approximate.
 
CAUTION :HANDLE WITH CARE , Raw metals have sharp edges. Rolls and coils are tightly wound and may spring open.
They are not for use by children .
Our metals are sold only for craft work; and they are not tested nor certified safe for electrical nor electronic uses, nor home construction nor internal consumption, and they are not certified for food service. (Yes folks some actually ask if they can eat this craft metal!)
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GAUGE Chart

for sheet & wire:

Gauge is thickness.
 
The higher the gauge number the thinner the metal.
 
Thinner metal bends more easily.

*This chart shows approximate gauge thickness for wire
and may not appear correctly on all screens.
 
 
The gauge thickness of craft metals is approximate to this chart but as close as possible for sculpture and craft work where price is more of a consideration than scientific precision from length to length.
 
 
 
approximate size*
 
 
 
 
GAUGE Charts for copper sheet & wire:
To see what we offer in these gauges click to see our pages:   SHEET METAL       TOOLING FOIL     CRAFT WIRE    RECYCLED METAL
 
 Gauge  Dimension (inches)  Pounds per Sq. Foot in copper sheet approximately*
 8  .128  5.12 ( heavy copper plating over 1/4 inch thick)
 12  .080  3.20
 14  .064  2.56
 16   .051  2.04
 18  .040  1.60 ( thick copper sheet called "plate" as in "plate steel")
 20  .032  1.28
 22 . 025  1.18
 23  .023

  1.00 pound per square foot approximately

(standard heavy weight for larger craft work, roofing and range hoods etc.)

 24  .020  14.2 ounces per square foot .89 Pounds per square foot medium-heavy weight
 26   .016   .64
 30 .010  .40 medium weight sheet twice as thick as 36 gauge
 36  .005   .234 (heavy foil/ tooling foil)
 38 .004   .09
 

.0014


.0007

thin foil household foil- called heavy household foil
very thin foil - standard aluminum kitchen foil "tin foil"

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