At the moment, I strictly work with copper and I get it all at the salvage yard.
It’s sooooo much cheaper and I am recycling so it’s a WIN-WIN!
For more info on tools + supplies, check out my other blog post => Wire-Wrapping Tools + Supplies for Beginners
Electrical wire comes in different sizes so I end up walking away with all sizes from 28-32 gauge to 8 gauge – it’s awesome!
Here’s how it works with wire gauges….the lower the gauge is, the bigger the wire is.
If you’re just starting out, you can find all types of wire online (Etsy)…and you’re not limited to copper wire.
There is a multitude of different wire (different types of metal, color, shape & hardness) for you to choose from.
However, if you want to keep it SIMPLE, you can get started with copper wire that you can get at your local hardware store (it’s usually available in 18 gauge and 24 gauge).
For more on wire, please see Beginner’s Guide to Jewelry Wire for Wire-Wrapping.