You might consider a 22-, 24- or a 26-gauge half-hard wire in sterling silver, sterling silver-filled or Argentium® silver and work the wire into wrapped loops. As you close off the loops securely with suitable pliers and build your chain, you can be certain that the connections are solid and the charms you add will have support and strength. Work harden the wire further, giving it more strength by tumbling in a rotary tumbler with stainless steel shot.
- Sandra Lupo, Metalsmith, Jewelry Instructor and Swarovski crystal Ambassador
Products sold by Fire Mountain Gems and Beads® are intended for experienced jewelry-makers and designer-artists; children 14 years of age or younger should use these products with adult direction.
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