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Bouillon Crinkle Wire
Krausbouillon from Germany and Austria
Whether referred to as bouillon, Krausbouillon, crinkle wire or bullion,
these Leonian metal coiled wire trims are glittering embellishments for
all manner of handicrafts, jewelry making and embroidery projects.
Bouillon Crinkle Wire
  About Bouillon wire & Premium Bouillon selection  
Authentic European
Bouillon Crinkle Wire
A classic metallic trim that has been prized for centuries as a decorative accent used in embroidery and jewelry making, bouillon wire became popular in late Victorian times as a glittery embellishment on fanciful Christmas ornaments. Our crinkle wires were produced by companies in Germany and Austria in the old fashion so that they are indistinguishable from bouillon that dates to days gone by.
What is Bouillon Wire?
Bouillon refers to a tightly-coiled wire that is spirally wound into a decorative and flexible hollow tube. A traditional embroidery accent that has been used in Europe since the Middle Ages, it is made from a thin, flattened copper wire that is plated with a metallic finish, then spun into patterned coils.
"Guaranteed to Tarnish"
These metallic trims will all oxidize over time. The gold-tone and copper bouillon wires will acquire a darker, antiqued patina, while the real silver plated crinkle wires we offer are "guaranteed to tarnish."
Our airtight storage containers will
keep your bouillon bright and shiny!
All of our bouillon wires are packed in
airtight plastic containers so that they
will retain their original bright, metallic
sheen and won't oxidize before use.
~ Make your own Victorian ornaments ~
We offer old-time supplies so that you can
craft your own custom holiday ornaments:
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Premium Fancy Bouillon Wires Real Gold and Sterling Silver
Deluxe Bouillon from the 1980's
• Made in West Germany •
These rare, extra-fine bouillons were plated with real gold and sterling silver! Old stock that we purchased in West Germany, these choice wire trims are more than twenty-five years old.
Extraordinarily luxurious, this bouillon was made for Goldwork embroidery on ecclesiastical vestments, church altar paraments and mitres, as well as for ornately embroidered accents favored on traditional garments and robes in the Middle East.
Smooth Coil Bouillon:
Super-fine bouillon that is similar
in size to a heavy sewing thread.
Twist Round, 1 mm:
An airy, delicate-looking bouillon
that is made of a very fine wire.
Twist Round, 2.5 mm:
Tightly spun, bright gold bouillon
that has a nice, hefty weight.
Full Hanks of Deluxe Bouillon
Bulk bundles in the original packaging
Still securely rolled up in their original tissue paper wrappers, our full hanks of precious metal bouillons are as glittery and bright as the day they were made.
Please note that these bulk hanks will weigh a minimum of 100 grams (and usually a bit more), so the quantity and length of the bouillon strands in each of the hanks will vary somewhat.
This gold-plated bouillon does acquire a slightly richer coloration over time, while the sterling silver-plated bouillon wires will tarnish for an aged, antique patina.
Gold Bouillon - Smooth Coil - 0.5 mm
Plated with real gold
2 pieces - approx. 68" in length total
1980's old stock ~ West Germany
#KB001-R-G
$3.95
Hank of Smooth Coil Gold Bouillon
1 full hank of 0.5 mm bouillon, still
in its original tissue paper wrapping.
This hank of smooth coil bouillon
weighs 100 grams - 3.5274 ounces
and has more than 100 strands.
Special value! Save 20%
reg. $197.50 - now just $158.00
#KB001-R-G
HANK
Silver Bouillon - Smooth Coil - 0.5 mm
Plated with sterling silver
2 pieces - approx. 68" in length total
1980's old stock ~ West Germany
#KB001-R-S
$3.50
Hank of Smooth Coil Silver Bouillon
1 full hank of 0.5 mm bouillon, still
in its original tissue paper wrapping.
This hank of smooth coil bouillon
weighs 100 grams - 3.5274 ounces
and has more than 100 strands.
Special value! Save 20%
reg. $175.00 - now just $140.00
#KB001-R-S
HANK
Gold Bouillon - Twist Round - 1 mm
Plated with real gold
1 piece - approx. 42" in length
1980's old stock ~ West Germany
#KB002-R-G
$2.75
Hank of Twist Round Gold Bouillon
1 full hank of 1 mm bouillon, still
in its original tissue paper wrapping.
This hank of twist round bouillon
weighs 100 grams - 3.5274 ounces
and has more than 75 strands.
Special value! Save 20%
reg. $206.25 - now just $165.00
#KB002-R-G
HANK
Silver Bouillon - Twist Round - 1 mm
Plated with sterling silver
1 piece - approx. 42" in length
1980's old stock ~ West Germany
#KB002-R-S
$2.25
Hank of Twist Round Silver Bouillon
1 full hank of 1 mm bouillon, still
in its original tissue paper wrapping.
This hank of twist round bouillon
weighs 100 grams - 3.5274 ounces
and has more than 75 strands.
Special value! Save 20%
reg. $168.75 - now just $135.00
#KB002-R-S
HANK
Gold Bouillon - Twist Round - 2.5 mm
Plated with real gold
1 piece - approx. 40" in length
1980's old stock ~ West Germany
#KB006-R-G
$6.95