Half hard means the metal is soft enough to bend easily but hard enough to hold its shape.

Use it for wrapping and coiling techniques or for making spirals or for structural work. Half hard wire is great for making jewelry findings and other shapes. It retains a sharp bend nicely and has a good “spring-like” element that is needed of certain findings. The half-round wire has one flat side and is frequently used for making ring shanks and as binding wire when wrapping bundles of wire.