Topics: Wire, Colored Copper, Zebra

Q.
Is Zebra Wire tempered as Full/Hard, Half/Hard or Dead Soft? Is Zebra Wire suitable for projects that need to be bent and will it stay wrapped?
- Pamela
A.
Zebra Wire™ Colored Copper Wire is tempered as dead-soft. It is a malleable colored copper wire that is available in many gauges and colors. As you manipulate and work the wire with tools, it will work-harden slightly. It should be worked with covered pliers and/or nylon jaw pliers to protect the enamel and non-tarnish coating. This wire can be bent into shapes, wraps well and can be woven. It will stay wrapped and will hold its shape similar to sterling silver dead-soft wire.

- Sandra Lupo, Metalsmith, Jewelry Instructor and Swarovski crystal Ambassador

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