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Wire Jewelry Resources July 31: Resource Center
by Narlene Allen, Wire-Sculpture.com
Wire Jewelry Tip for
July 31, 2013
Onine Resource Center
Wire Measurement Conversion Tables
As some of you may remember, last Friday I filled in for Layna and we took a quick look at our Resource Center on Wire-Sculpture. Well this week, I thought I’d do a short follow up and highlight a few additional conversion tables that we have available.
The table below is a very simple – showing the basic inches to mm conversions. Sometimes it can get confusing, so hopefully this table will help clarify it for you all. There are several other tables available in the same article, but I want you to go on a little fact finding mission, and visit our Resource Center. You won’t be sorry!
Conversion Table – American Wire Gauge (AWG) to Inches and mm
Most wire is sold by the gauge, according to AWG standards. However, bead holes and other useful measurements are usually given in inches or millimeters. Here’s a handy table to help you convert the gauge of a wire to its diameter (width across) in inches and millimeters.
Need more info?
If you are a beginner and in need of some good general information to get you started, you’ll find a few very helpful blog posts about wire gauge, shape, temper and general jewelry terms all in our Resource Center. Take a peak!
- Jewelry Terms Glossary
- What Gauge of wire should I use to make jewelry?
- How to choose wire temper for making jewelry.
- What shape of wire should I use to make Jewelry?
While you are there – shop around a little bit – check out our different gauges of Gold filled, Silver filled, and Rose Gold filled and see if you can find something you like! You might even find some of our new Base Metal Patterned wire that you can’t resist!
I hope you’ve enjoyed this tid-bit about conversion tables! Do you have an interesting suggestion or tutorial you’d like to share with us? We are always looking for great new tutorials from our readers – so feel free to share your ideas with us. Click Here to submit your idea. You could be featured on our Blog!