Beading Term: Wire Gauge

Wire is measured in gauge, with higher numbers indicating thinner wire.

The reason for this has to do with how wire is made: Those who make it draw it through a cast called a drawing plate to make it thinner. The more times the wire is drawn through the plate, the thinner the wire gets. Gauge number is the number of times the wire gets passed through the drawing plate.

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