From our stash of vintage German ornament components comes this wonderful silver plated wire thread. This is awfully hard to find these days, so we're delighted to be able to offer it to you. Because it is made of real silver plated metal, it will tarnish over time. We think that is one of its best qualities.
Each piece is 8 inches long. It is too fine to measure, in fact we determined that is was about the size of the hash mark on a regular wooden ruler - the line itself!
The threads are too hard to count without us screaming and they are so light that our scale doesn't register, so we decided to do our best to make hanks of between 20 and 30 pieces by feel (most are about 24 or 25, but we didn't want to promise something that we can't deliver).
Because these are wire threads, you can bend them into position and back out again. They are quite fine and will work nicely for many uses. We're showing 2 hanks of the wire pieces for illustration in the last photo (with the pink background). These are representative of the hank you will receive. As you can see, we have gently folded the threads without creases so they are in perfect shape for you to use. If you do end up creasing one, it will straighten out pretty easily.
You'll find that some of the tips are slightly tarnished as promised. This can be cleaned, if you choose, with a silver or jewelry cloth. Please do not immerse them in liquid or cover them with silver cream unless you are up for an experiment. We don't recommend it.
These were made in the late 1970s or early 1980s and nicely are aged for a fantastic look on your old-fashioned ornaments or tags.
Please view all of the photographs - it is so hard to describe this wonderful stuff.