Artistic Wire is a permanently coloured soft copper wire for jewellery and crafts. 14 gauge or 1.6mm is nice and sturdy, great for bangles and heavier pieces that need to hold their shape. The wire has an exclusive enamel coating which is engineered to resist tarnishing, chipping, peeling and to stand up to coiling, spiral making, twisting, wrapping and other wire working techniques. Use our wide range of tools including round nose pliers, chain nose pliers, hammers, jigs, coilings tools and more... Non tarnish silver is silver plated and offers striking beauty and shine. This wire is made by plating the copper wire with a precision layer of pure silver followed by a layer of tarnish-resistant coating.