Our German wire by the Beadsmith is silver plated copper wire with a temper close to half hard. This wire is great for when you need a stiffer wire with little manipulation (will work harden it). I do not recommend this for wrapping stones/beach glass (too stiff), but great for wire frames. Because of the stiffer nature of this wire, it's reat for simple loops such as links and will hold it's shape. Made in Germany.