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  • Best type of jewellery wire for bracelets?

    Up to now I've only used silver/silver plated wire and chain to make bracelets with and wanted to be able to make ones with beads strung onto a more flexible wire with a clasp attached. I want to use quite chunky gemstone beads, etc. and probably toggle clasps so was wondering which exact type and thickness/variety/weight would be best and give the nicest bracelet. I guess I'll need to get myself some crimps (bought myself som crimping pliers ages ago with the intention of having a go at it but never got round to it )

    Any advice is gratefully received!

  • #2
    I'd go for a 49 strand wire for gemstones. It's the best quality, and will give a good drape.If the bracelet is going to be very heavy, and the bead holes are big enough, you can use a double strand of wire. There's various different brands in 49 strand, and some people have a favourite. I've liked all the ones I've used so far. I have 2 of the brands on my website, Accuflex, and Beadsmiths Flexrite.
    Celia
    I can't be creative and tidy too
    www.jencel.co.uk for beads, findings and threads
    The Occasional Sheffield Bead Shop
    Jencel on Facebook

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    • #3
      Thank you. I will take a look at your website and look for 49 strand.

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      • #4
        Flexrite is here, Clarita http://www.jencel.co.uk/beads/f49s.php and Accuflex is here http://www.jencel.co.uk/beads/multistrandwire.php
        Celia
        I can't be creative and tidy too
        www.jencel.co.uk for beads, findings and threads
        The Occasional Sheffield Bead Shop
        Jencel on Facebook

        Comment

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