4 Steps to Choose Wire for Jewelry Making
Posted by Molly zhou on March 15th, 2018
The use of jewelry wire in both practical applications and decorative has always been important in creating complicated, attractive jewelry designs. You can use it as links for chains, create stone settings and make pendants, earrings and bracelets. Good wire can make jewelry perfect.
Making jewelry needs many tools and wires, the wire used for jewelry making is created in a number of materials and sizes. There are two important elements about wire that you need to know before choosing wire for jewelry; They are wire gauge and wire hardness. Jewelry wire is measured by different gauges, or diameter sizes, there are different kinds and sizes of wires. Hardness means how hard the wire is. You may wonder what kind of wire you should use in the jewelry making. Next, we will offer your more information about wire choices.
4 Steps to choose wire for jewelry making:
24-gauge (0.51 mm) wire for most beading projects. The gauge fits through most beads but isn't too bulky.
26-gauge (0.40 mm) to wrap beads and make smaller chain loops.
20-gauge or higher can be used for making earrings and wrapping bead.
30-gauge or 28-gauge (0.25 to 0.32 mm) wire for delicate jewelry making. It is great for wire weaving, rings, bead work and making small chains. Use fine jewelry making tools for this gauge.
Now, have you known the wires better? You can choose the wire for your jewelry making better in the future. Hope the above information can help you to create more beautiful jewelry.