I would like to have long, straight, wire that is coated. I cannot think of a way to put a thin (electrically insulating) coating on a wire, while also allowing that the wire will be long a straight.

Long, in this case, is 16" to 36". "Thin" probably means the wire is 1-2mm thick.

I would prefer to twine two of these wires (thinner?), so they are stronger together. This will require I get them straight again. Not sure how to do that without lots of effort. If I got the twining tight enough, maybe I could re-coat it so that it looked more smooth despite the twining.

In any case, I'm open to how to accomplish this, and any degree of hand-making or pre-bought.


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    Why can't you just buy an electrical wire? What does this have to do with crafts?
    – leigero
    May 2 '16 at 13:56
  • As was said above, could you please explain what this has to do with crafts? May 2 '16 at 14:01
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    People use wire in crafts all the time, telling us the intended use would make this a better question, but I don't think it should be closed.
    – bowlturner
    May 2 '16 at 15:14
  • Flagged as unclear possibly but certainly not off-topic
    – Matt
    May 2 '16 at 15:22

Well home electrical wire is already prewrapped and 14 gauge wire is 1.6mm in diameter.

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House wire has 3 single wires (4 if 3-way) running through the main housing, and it will have one bare wire and 2 (or 3) wires individually coated. Granted your colors are limited to black, white and red but you can get some very straight coated wires this way. Just get a length of the wire you need and then strip off the outer shell.

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