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Arcor Electronics Has More Brass Wire Options

A jewelry-making favorite for hundreds of years, brass wire is both beautiful and functional. Arcor Electronics supplies excellent quality brass, custom, and armature wire for all your art and crafting needs. In fact, we offer the most choices and the biggest selection you’ll find anywhere!

What Type of Brass Wire Should I Use?

Arcor carries two main types of wire for crafting purposes:

Yellow Brass

Part copper, part zinc, yellow brass has a lovely shiny quality that is similar to gold. Also known as brass 260 or cartridge brass, the flexible nature of this material makes it great for practicing jewelry techniques such as wire wrapping. It’s also a great “green” alternative because it is made from mostly recycled materials.

Red Brass

Slightly misleading in name, red brass is actually gold in color. Made from a mixture of copper, zinc and tin, this material shares the look of gold at a fraction of the price. Because it has a higher copper content, red brass is stronger and sturdier than yellow brass.

We also carry over 500 types of wire, including:

Whether you’re an individual crafter or a distribution company, we have the sizes and lengths to suit your needs. If you need a custom size, shape or length, get in touch and one of our experts will be happy to advise you! We love assisting with custom work.

For specific needs or questions for your product, company or distribution service, give Arcor Electronics a call at (847) 588-0088 or contact us online. We are ready and willing to help!