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 round wire is the most common wire shape that is used for just about every wire wrapping or forming design, making jewelry findings, or spirals.