German Silver Wire

(8 customer reviews)


Shiny silver alloy 752 wire.  Also known as “nickel silver,” this wire is bare and untreated and will patina over time.  It is classified as soft, but is slightly harder than the non tarnish copper ParaWire. This wire is an alloy of copper, nickel, and zinc.

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Shiny silver alloy 752 wire.  Also known as “nickel silver,” this wire is bare and untreated and will patina over time.  It is classified as soft, but is slightly harder than the non tarnish copper ParaWire. This wire is an alloy of copper, nickel, and zinc.

Reviews (8)

8 reviews for German Silver Wire

  1. Cyndi_Aldridge_Taylor

    So many uses for this.Weave a bracelet, make a ring or pendents. Do a wired dream catcher wire can be used for so many things.

  2. clodata43 (verified owner)

    Loving the wire. Super great quality and the shipping time is fantastic as well! I have made some pieces with it already and can’t wait to make some more. I received my first shipment of bare copper wire a few months ago from ParaWire and this was my second shipment. Next on my wish list is the bare bronze. I can’t wait!!

  3. clodata43 (verified owner)

    I just finished oxidizing some pieces I made with the German silver wire. A few tips if your going to try it. Heat the pieces in a cup of really hot water while your getting your LOS solution ready. Make sure the water for the solution is hot as well. I used a really strong solution this time and left the pieces in for quite a while. They came out just as I wanted! So well I am making some more right now!!

  4. Vickie Alt (verified owner)

    This is a great product if you don’t want to break the bank and work with silver. Like the description states, it is slightly harder than standard dead soft wire. You won’t have to worry about your finished pieces getting distorted and looks great with or without a patina.

  5. Jame (verified owner)

    Received my shipment of this a couple weeks ago. Just now getting around to working with it. As stated in the description, it is slightly harder than “dead soft”.
    I’m in the process of making several pieces for people, and am using this in one of them in particular. It being a piece of jewelry, I wanted to make sure of what I was truly working with. This is a nickel alloy for those that are unaware. So I’d suggest before you hand over anything you make to anyone, make sure they don’t have a nickel allergy.

  6. Bobbi K (verified owner)

    Very pleased with this wire also (Parawire has quickly become my favorite and has replaced my other suppliers). It is harder than dead soft, but not too hard to shape into exactly what I want (I do small scale sculpture and assemblage in gauges 24-28). I find this wire super “forgiving” with a bit of memory but not too overly malleable or overly stiff. Although I tend to like softer metals, this wire has quickly become my new favorite for intricate bending and tiny or small scale sculptural detail. I have a sensitivity to jewelry that contains nickel (irritates my skin for in-body piercings i.e. ears, belly ring), but I don’t seem to have a problem at all when working with this nickel silver using my hands. It has a nicer look than steel for my application and is a great alternative to working in 925 or fine silver or aluminum.

  7. catalyst52 (verified owner)

    I have to say I have ordered other “German Silver” wires and they have a much more white shinny look, I was a bit disappointed. It is a great craft wire, but I would prefer to use the non-tarnish silver wire for jewelry. This one looks more like tinned copper, still a great one for crafts other than jewelry. I am using to make my samples and practice on it, before I use more expensive wires.

  8. fotolady77 (verified owner)

    I’m pretty new at wire wrapping and I saw ppl talking about the german silver being just a little harder than dead soft. If youre mainly working with copper aluminum then this wire will feel much harder to manipulate. Especially the larger gauge wires.

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