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August necklace project #336655 08/29/07 01:07 AM
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Please post your comments, suggestions, or questions about the August jewelry-making project in this thread! smile

Sterling Silver Wire and Turquoise Bead Necklace Project



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Nice addition of the beads to your long wire connectors! smile

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thank you!
i wanted something light, sparkley, and using those beautiful beads, and that's what i came up with-i really enjoyed wearing it this summer
theresa


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Does the silver stay stiff enough once you shape the long links. It seems that they would bend to easily if you were to pull on the necklace.


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yes the silver stays stiff--i haven't had any problems wearing it and i made a similiar one for my sister in law who teaches school, and she wore it with no problems too--if the silver wire were a smaller gage it wouldn't work, but for me the 20G to 18G has really been the sizes i use most often--sometimes i hammer to harden like i did for this one-as well as to add texture--
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Yes, you need to use a pretty large gauge (thickness) of wire, then you further harden it by tapping with a hammer.

Excellent question, though - the stiffness, or temper, of the metal is a very important factor in wire jewelry.

You can also begin with stiffer wire than "dead soft" - for example, "half hard" wire will be stiffer to begin with. The drawback is that it's harder to make loops than it is with softer wire.


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yes, chris, the temper is important--i always use half-hard, never worked with dead soft, but i have some smaller gauge gold-filled wire that is full hard--use it for ear wires, as i don't like a large gauge for that--hope everyone had/have a happy holiday!!
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Well, I usually like to work with dead soft sterling, but I harden it by running it in my gyrock (tumbler) with steel shot. This allows me to make my rings and such easier so I don't have to fight the harder wire.I suppose it you did not have a tumbler you would want a harder wire and/or to harden it with a rubber/rawhide mallet on your steel block.
Makes sense though with ear wires to user a half hard - not much bending is required with them.
Just my two cents worth.....
Becka


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I often use the tumbling trick, too. It works great.

And I agree about the ear wires - I don't like to use large gauge for those either, so I did start purchasing 1/2 hard wire just for that purpose.


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