Will Steel Wire Work The Same As Florist Wire?

Decorating By shell62995 Updated 16 Jan 2009 , 12:36am by shell62995

shell62995 Posted 15 Jan 2009 , 10:16pm
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Is the wire I buy at a hardware store the same as the kind I would buy at a florist shop? I bought 22 gauge steel wire for my butterflies and they are to heavy. So I either made them to thick (if I made them thinner they couldnt have a wire in them) or I bought the wrong kind of wire. Is there a difference? Can I buy florist wire at a hobby store like Hobby Lobby?

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Ballymena Posted 15 Jan 2009 , 11:12pm
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Yes it is different. You can purchase floral wire from a florist, Walmart, hobby shops, and sometimes Dollar stores. The larger the number the thinner the wire.

shell62995 Posted 16 Jan 2009 , 12:36am
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ahh! ok thanks!

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