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  • Silver Sheet Thickness for Silver Cuff

    Hi all,

    An easy one for you all probably. What gauge/thickness of silver sheet should be used to make a silver cuff? It's going to be acid etched if that makes a difference.

    Tim
    www.tiddlybeads.co.uk

  • #2
    Hiya, I would have thought 0.8mm - 1mm would be plenty thick enough. Any thicker and it would be hard to work with. x
    Lucy

    www.lucykempjewellery.co.uk
    http://lucykempjewellery.blogspot.com

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    • #3
      Yes, I have often thought that 0.75mm to 0.80mm is thick enough as at this thickness the silver is very sturdy and will not easily bend out of shape.

      Obviously you will have to take into consideration the etching depth too and the complexity of the pattern. A too complex a pattern etched deeply will weaken the silver greatly.

      Andrew
      Fundamental Jewellery Repairs DVD just released.

      Check out http://www.AndrewBerry.com for more information.

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      • #4
        Thanks Lucy and Andrew. I had been thinking 18 gauge or even thicker but it seems that would have been too much.

        I was in a rush yesterday and didn't have time to post much detail. The question was for my sister who recently started a course so the etching wont be too detailed. She's done some practice pieces using copper sheet, and she's working on her first piece of jewellery (a ring) and soon to start a second piece (the cuff). I took a look at your websites and think they're great. I'll send her links to them to show her what else can be achieved!

        Thanks again.

        Tim
        www.tiddlybeads.co.uk

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