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Gimp Wire

Gimp Wire – also known as French or Bullion Wire – is used to help deter against any abrasion that may arise from the beads, jump rings and clasps in your jewellery making project. It is also used to protect threads from the sharp bead hole edges to prevent it from fraying. Made from extremely fine coiled wire, it can be manipulated into your desired jewellery design. Gimp Wire gives the finished jewellery piece a more professional and neat look. We stock a range of White Gimp Wires and Gilt Gimp Wires, therefore you will be sure to find one suitable to your jewellery making need. It comes in a range of sizes which will ensure your handmade jewellery has the best possible finish.

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Please note all prices listed are based on cash prices and are exclusive of VAT. Prices for precious metal products are an estimate only and can vary slightly depending upon the metal price, the actual weight and the cutting tolerances which we are able to achieve. Bullion prices are based on 10gm.

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How to use Gimp Wire?

Use our Gimp Wire to cover and protect your jewellery cord/ bead cord from friction and breakage. All you need to do is string your beads, then take the end of the beading thread through a suitable length of Gimp Wire and then immediately back through the bead from when it came. Pull the Wire tight so that it creates a ‘loop’. You can then attach your beads to jewellery clasps and other jewellery findings such as jumprings.

Gimp Wire for Jewellery Making!

Many years ago, Gimp Wire was an important component in jewellery making. It is still very much well-known today and still widely used when stringing pearls and other gemstones. Many jewellers are also incorporating Gimp into other jewellery projects. 


For more information on any of our stringing products, contact our expert team members today on 0345 100 1122.

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