Topics: Delicate Wrapped Loop Wire Necklace

Q.
Which wire works best when doing a wrapped loop necklace or earrings? Or which gauge? I want it to look delicate.
- Kay
A.
For ease of wrapping, we recommend 22- or 20-gauge half-hard wire. The smaller the number, the thicker the wire. A thicker wire will add strength to your piece and it will decrease the possibility of it being crushed or deformed. You may then prefer to switch to either dead-soft or full-hard wire, depending on the project. Dead soft wire is easier to bend and form; full hard wire maintains its shape after being bent.

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