If you need some help deciding which wire you need to begin your jewelry and beading projects, use this list of wires (complete with gauges and hardness) as a good start:

  • Gold-filled 22-, 21-, and 20-gauge round dead-soft wire

  • Sterling silver 22-, 21-, and 20-gauge round dead-soft wire

  • Gold-filled 24-, 20-, and 16-gauge half-hard wire

  • Sterling silver 24-, 20-, and 16-gauge half-hard wire