Artistic Gun Metal Wire is not a black wire but has a dark brownish bronzy gun metal coloring.
Artistic Wire is a copper based soft tempered wire that has an enamel coating for tarnish resistance, chipping and peeling and is able to withstand wire wrapping techniques.
16 Gauge is a heavier gauge wire measuring approx 1.29mm diameter and is great for jump rings or wire art involving hammerwork. Because of the thickness, this wire can be a little tough to work with. If you are stringing beads make sure the thread hole on the bead is large enough to allow the wire through.
PLEASE NOTE: This wire cannot be used for electrical, welding or construction projects. It is for jewelry use only.