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Author Topic: Help please with Wires  (Read 2424 times)
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ScarletLeonard
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« Reply #15 on: February 16, 2011, 12:50:13 PM »

Ahh I thought it was just things you wanted to play with.

I have some of the copper coated coloured wire if you are up for trying it out without having to fork out I could send you some.

Though maybe the best option is the silk covered aluminium
http://wires.co.uk/acatalog/al_silk_wire.html

Jammie yeah it is hard to find plated that follows the rules, I once asked in a bead store if their earwires were nickel free (knowing I could get nickel free if I waited for a mail order) only to be told that it was impossible to get nickel free, I dare not imagine what content it was and I don't think they would even know. Had to buy one pair though just to see what the quality was like, soon as I put the tools to them the plating (or should I say paint) crumbled away to reveal that (not so lovely) grey.
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« Reply #16 on: February 16, 2011, 01:06:02 PM »

metal sensitivities are a real problem for a lot of people. If you want to be able to wear the finished product, it may be best to just stick to those you know you can wear and bite the bullet on the cost. You could also try using something like protectaclear, which completely coats the finished piece, and should stop any metal to skin content.

Most of the alternative wires are not suitable for hand manipulation - and will either be too hard to work, or will simply break before you'd ever manage to coil them.
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« Reply #17 on: February 16, 2011, 01:10:42 PM »

That's what we found with the nobium George, I really like it, but its best for earrings with just a turned loop, I have lots of these Smiley Smiley
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Pat from Canvey
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« Reply #18 on: February 17, 2011, 02:39:12 AM »

I Googled "hypoallergenic wire" and came up with a few links. This is one of them http://www.beadingdaily.com/forums/p/1060/4653.aspx
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