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Andy Davies
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« on: July 12, 2015, 07:08:52 PM »

Hi folks, tell me, what size silver wire would you use for wire wrapping 16 millimetre diameter beads that have been made on a 1.6 mm mandrel?

With my engineering background I'm a little inclined to over design for strength and longevity.  I have used 1.2 mm silver plated copper wire, itís a bit chunky and difficult to work without bruising or marking it but I canít help feeling that loops made out of a thinner silver wire might easily get pulled out of shape. I donít like plated wire as itís easy to strip the plating to show the copper but itís been useful to practice with.

Also, what do you find best in the way of annealing?

The above question is for particularly regarding making bracelets that I guess could easily get snagged, would you use the same size wire for a necklace?

          Kind Regards  . . . Andy




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