Daily Wire Tip May 25: Twisting Square Wire

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Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip
May 25, 2010


I was told that you could only twist square wire, is that so?


Well, you ‘can’ twist any wire shape, however round wire is already round and it will not show any difference, just become very hard. For a lot more detail and information regarding wire twisting, please read the following article:  Getting Twisted

Answer contributed by Dale “Cougar” Armstrong

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    Desiree White

    May 25, 2010 at 7:19 am

    That is a great question and a fantastic article. Wire twisting isn’t complicated, but the amount of tools available for the process can be daunting. The results are stunning too! Thanks for a great read :)

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    May 25, 2010 at 8:50 am

    I would guess that folks who use only dead soft wire might use this
    as a technique to get harder wire without having to bash it for

    …or did I just give away someone’s jewelry secret?

    Or will it get too brittle too fast?

    I’m really curious.

    I’m actually a newbie (at least when it comes to wire. Been an artist/bead stringer for a long time) about wire work.

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    May 25, 2010 at 9:53 am

    No V, no secret as to hardening soft round wire by twisting, just be really careful about how much it is twisted as it does get hard rather quickly, which will cause it to become brittle and snap. Experiment. Welcome to our ‘twisted wire world’ : ) (Warning, it’s very addictive!)

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    May 25, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    You can however bend your soft round wire in half and twist it together or even twist silver and gold fill together.

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      May 25, 2010 at 11:46 pm

      Yes Cindy – all of the details and lots of photos regarding twisting wire can be found in the article I linked to. Enjoy!