Fine Silver Wire Giveaway!

This giveaway has ended. Congratulations to Virginia A., on winning this wonderful 5 foot coil of fine silver wire!

If you’ve been itching to experiment with fine silver wire, or you’re already a pro but don’t want to break the bank, get ready, because now’s your chance to get your hands on some for free! One lucky winner is going to receive 5 feet of fine silver wire in our giveaway! That’s just over one ounce of wire! If you want to know what you can do with all this wire, we have two great new techniques we’ve added to FusionBeads.com, Fusing a Fine Silver Ring Band and Making a Textured Fine Silver Ring, plus numerous other techniques on our Beading Techniques page to show you how you can fuse with fine silver wire! Fine silver is 99.9% silver. It has a higher silver content than sterling, which also makes it much softer. Because it does not contain the copper that sterling silver does, fine silver will not oxidize and turn black when heated! For a chance to win, leave a comment on this blog post telling us how you would use this wire in your jewelry designs! A winner will be randomly selected on Friday, May 11, 2012, at 4 PM PST and informed by e-mail.

Good Luck! – Allie

1,142 comments to Fine Silver Wire Giveaway!

  • I’ve been experimenting with wire wrapping and would like to use this wire for a project that is of a higher cost. Thanks for the opportunity.

  • Anna

    I would use it to make birthstone rings for my mom and my mother-in-law, with the birthstones of their grandkids.

  • Robin McCune

    I would use this wir to learn the techniques listed above.

  • As a beginner, I have not been able to afford to work with fine silver. I have been told it’s easier to work with than base metal. I’d like the opportunity to try it. Thanks

  • Turtleknits

    I would love to make some silver earrings. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Diane

    I have just learned to do silver fusing (requires fine silver) and would like to do textured rings of various sizes to combine with fine chain in a necklace as a gift to my niece. Thanks for the chance (and all your instructional tidbits!)

  • Brynne

    I make cuff bracelets and this would be wonderful to use…I will send you pictures when I have made one. I wrap wire in circles and include a large bead in the center of circle.

  • Susan Grafton

    I am currently experimenting with wire. I have found a corsage made of Swarovski Baroques and wire I would like to make for my Mother. The finished product looks like an Orchid.

  • I would love to learn the art of fusing to make rings! It looks fun and easy!

  • Ann S. Cook

    I love Fusion Beads and have learned a great deal from you — thanks! I design and make my own unusual clasps for my jewelry, and I use silver wire for that and would also love to try the rings that you show with this contest. I am a former teacher and a creative soul at heart.

  • Mary Ann Tenorio

    Just got a book on making findings using fine silver…have only worked with sterling, so I’m excited to try using fine silver. Great giveaway! Thanks.

  • I would use the wire to make balled headpins with my torch — fine silver makes perfect headpins! I could also use them for prong settings. <3

  • I would use to wrap sea glass for necklaces we will be making in our Youth crafts program at the library.

  • Brian Whittle

    I would like to use this wire with a particularly nice cabochon to make a stunning pendant to highlight its beauty!

  • Maybe some new silver wire with motivate me to get back to my bench and make a new ring or pendant! We need to all put our heads together and will the price of silver to go back down!

  • Carolyn Cavender

    I have several cobochons that I would like to use this with in wrapping and creating a different design to dress what would ordinarily be drab.

  • joanne smith

    I have a necklace in mind for my daughter wedding … crystals & silver!!!

  • Carolyn Barnett

    I will fill the wire with beautiful beads to make bracelets with!

  • Nancy Levine

    I’d make jump rings of varying sizes and then fuse them to make handmade silver chains. I think I would use a metal pattern stamp on them before fusing, and after fusing, I’d antique the chain with liver of sulfur.

  • I would use the silver wire to make handmade dangle earrings and bracelets. Thanks for the giveaway!! I love working with silver :)

  • Lori Coleman

    I would use it in earrings (wire wrapping & fusing with PMC and semi-precious gemstones). Thank you for the chance to win! -Lori

  • Christine Potter

    I would love to learn how to fuse.

  • Dori Benner

    I would like to use it in a solderng rpoject and make something awesome!

  • Alletha McIntyre

    I would use the wire to make one of the wire wrapped rings you have in your inspiration projects with a stunning swarovski meridian blue twist bead or something else REALLY shiny…i do believe mother’s day is round the corner here….

  • jeri elmendorf

    I will make some beautiful earrings by making granulation beads with the fine silver wire!

  • Glenda Jackson

    I’ve been making projects with various wires (copper, brass, and colored copper wire), and teaching it to members of an art program for people with mental illness. I’ve now started going once a week to elementary school classes as well. I’d love to work with silver, but haven’t been able to afford it.

    Thanks

  • Joey Rivera

    i would he silver into small swirls and make a memory wire necklace covered in small and big silver swirls.

  • I’d use this beautiful wire to link some pearls together for a fabulous necklace!

  • ella rae

    I’d like to start working with silver again. Need to get back to my bench and make headpins, fused jump rings, and some interesting wraps around beads for earrings and pendants. Thank you for the opportunity.

  • I have begun to add wire wrapped pieces to my other fine jewelry and I’ve practiced and practiced with base metal and junk stuff, and now that I’ve perfected my designs and work, fine silver is what I need to get the pieces made and up for sale. (I donate 100% of my profits to charity.)
    Thanks for the opportunity to win this.

  • Jennifer Bungo

    I took a fusing class last year and have been dying to make a big hammered chain for a cool necklace but pure silver is so expensive! This would be awesome to win :)!

  • Sandi Kerkstra

    Iontest would love to win this wire because I have so many ideas to use it with, a fused ring, an adjustable ring that has curls (which make it look like it is attached). I also make all my own focals which would look incredible in fine silver. I have entered so many contests and never win, I would just love to win to further inhance my work. If you would like someone to win that would really enjoy it, that would be me!!!

  • I would use it to wire wrap rings or gemstones for necklaces.

  • I’ve been experimenting with sculpture knitwear jewelry and the problem was that my wire size was always too small… I’d love to try out and create more of my textile jewelry with a longer version:-)

  • Cindi Mathieu

    I have seen patterns for bird’s nest type of ring or pendant and I would like to use the fine silver for this!

  • Jess

    This would be a great chance to work with a diffrent wire. I can’t afford to work with the Good Stuff so this is a great chance for me. Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Jeane McEwan

    I am taking jewelry classes at a local art school. While copper wire is included in the fee, all silver must be purchased. I’ve seen a demo of fusing fine silver and I would love to try it myself. Thanks for the opportunity to try it without the added expense!

  • I love silver wire. Though the prices are skyrocketing the interest in it is growing. As a chainmailler, rings from silver are always a great way to create a beautiful piece of wearable art.

  • Kenny

    I’ll give it yo my wife, as a gift to cheer her up! =)
    so she can try that new bezel technique.

  • Nadia Alfaro

    Yo lo quiero para mi!

  • Caroline K

    When silver was affordable I used to make rings. I would love to make rings for my family for Christmas

  • I would use the silver to wrap a freeform cab that I made from my grandfather’s rock collection. Then I could give it to my mom.