16 Gauge Bare Copper Wire has no tarnish-resistant coating. This wire will patina, or naturally oxidize and darken with time to provide a vintage look.
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.