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Daily Wire Tip: Twisting Wire to Replace Round Wire
Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip
I have a pattern that calls for round wire, but I want to substitute two wires twisted together. How do I know what gauges twisted together equal which gauge? Is there a formula for this?
-Valarie in Clifford Township, Pennsylvania
Valerie, I don’t know if there is a serious formula out there for this procedure. What you can do is to take two pieces of round wire, twist them together and then use a wire gauge to measure them and record all of your findings for future reference.
I do know that when twisting two round wires together (which looks great), the end thickness will depend on how tightly they are twisted. When twisted very tightly, the end result will be more bulky, because the wires will “stack down” as the twists become shorter and closer together.
Anyone else have any suggestions for Valarie? Leave a comment below!
Answer contributed by Dale “Cougar” Armstrong
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