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Daily Wire Tip Nov. 20: Rope Wire?
Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for
November 20, 2010
Dale, I have been seeing a wire that I’m having a hard time finding; it looks like twisted wire, but it is not. It appears like a rope design wire in 22-gauge round gold filled. On your website, you show an item you have made using this type of wire. What is this type of wire, and where can I find it?
-Curtis in Los Angeles, California
Hi Curtis, as you did not mention the name of the design, I looked through my gallery, and I think you may mean the arms in “Little Girl Dancing“? If so, those are made by twisting two 24-gauge square wires together. A “rope” design can also be made by twisting one piece of square wire and then twisting a piece of round wire around the twisted square as seen in the article Getting Twisted (scroll down to the last picture). The smaller the wire and the tighter the twist will give you a really nice “rope” design.
Answer contributed by Dale “Cougar” Armstrong
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