German Style Wire Shapes - Suggested Uses 


ROUND

FANCY ROUND

1/2 ROUND

SQUARE

FANCY SQUARE

Used for open and
closed loop wire wrapping, twisting,
coiling, wire forming,
and flattening.

Used the same as round wire, but add this wire to jazz-up a design. It can be used partially or fully in the design. Great for adding scrolls or texture onto round wire.

Primarily used for banding  around square wire. It can also be used for covering round wire, either with the curved or flat side out. 

Typically used as the base of wire wrapped designs to hold stones that are banded together with half-round wire. Banding can also be done with Square wire. 

Use this wire for all of the same uses as Square Wire, but this will add multiple reflection surfaces while still allowing for tight banding because of it’s square sides.

 

 

German Style Shapes, Color and Gauge Chart




Tarnish Resistant
Silver Plated 

Tarnish Resistant
Brass/ Gold Color

Copper 

Hematite

Antique Brass

Satin Brass

Round
Gauges 20, 22,
24,26
Gauges 20, 22,
24,26
Gauges 20, 22,
24,26
Gauges 20, 22,
24,26

Gauges 20, 22,
24,26

Round - Pattern Weave 
Gauges 16, 18,
20
Gauges 16, 18,
20 
       

Round - Pattern Spiral 
Gauges 16, 18,
20 
         

Round - Pattern Fleck
 Gauges 16, 18,
20
         

Round - Pattern Twist 
 Gauges 16, 18,
20
Gauges 16, 18,
20
       

Round - Pattern Check 
 Gauges 16, 18,
20
         

Fancy Round
Gauges 20, 21,
22, 24
Gauges 20, 21,
22, 24





1/2 Round
Gauges 20, 21,
22
Gauges 20, 21,
22


Gauges 20, 21,
22


Square
Gauges 18, 20,
21, 22, 24
Gauges 18, 20,
21, 22, 24


Gauges 20,
21, 22, 24


Fancy Square 
Gauges 18, 20,
21, 22, 24 
 Gauges 18, 20,
21, 22, 24
       

 

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