Daily Wire Tip May 12: Hammered Dangle for Earrings or Necklace

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Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip
May 12, 2010


I’m new to making jewelry with wire and am trying to learn all I can. Your tips are great! What gauge and temper wire would I use to create a nice substantial hammered dangle for either earrings or necklace. I tried a 16g round dead soft and it was rather thin.


This really depends on your personal definition and desire of ‘substantial’. Those of us who have been forging wire for a while like 16g round, soft to hammer. It is large enough to show both any texturing you may wish to add, as well as the definition between those curves flattened with a hammer and those left alone. If 16g does not give you the ‘look’ you wish, try 14g, either round or square, soft wire.

Answer contributed by Dale “Cougar” Armstrong

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