Zebra Wire™ -
Zebra Wire is a copper wire designed for fashion jewelry, crafts and home décor projects. Colored Zebra Wire is made by electroplating a copper wire core, spraying the copper with a vibrant enamel coating, and applying a protective lacquer. This coating process is repeated to produce a strong, glossy, non-tarnish finish. Both flexible and durable, Zebra Wire is tempered dead-soft. It 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. To maintain the integrity of the coating, the use of Tool Magic covered pliers and/or nylon jaw pliers is recommended when working with colored Zebra Wire. Use a polishing cloth, such as Moonshine® cloth, to bring back luster that might have been lost. The metallic colors of gold, silver and natural Zebra Wire are not enameled. Gold color is made of raw brass; silver color is copper with a silver finish; natural is made of raw copper. Zebra Wire colors include black, brown, green, magenta, red, sapphire, natural copper, silver and gold. Gauges available are 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28 and 30.