View Full Version : Looking for 16g silver wire

17-08-2010, 07:48 PM

I would like to make 4mm and 8mm rings using 16g (1.29mm) sterling silver wire to make a bracelet.

I've found this link for 1.3mm soft wire Sterling Silver Round Wire 1.30mm Diameter - Cooksongold.com (http://www.cooksongold.com/Wire/Sterling-Silver-Round-Wire-1.30mm-Diameter-prcode-HSA-130) will this be suitable for rings to make a bracelet? They will be fairly large rings (8mm) so will the soft wire be too 'flexible'?

Thanks in advance!


17-08-2010, 08:11 PM
That's just what you want Karen. If you're not soldering the rings, you may want to work harden the larger ones (I presume you're talking id here) a little before you cut them though. Generally, just the process of coiling the wire will harden it enough, but you can twist it a little first if you want it a bit harder still.

17-08-2010, 08:37 PM
Thanks George I will place my order. I'm making the hodo bracelet from Blue Bhuddha. I made one in copper and I love it!