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What is the difference between hard and soft wire?

Soft wire is fully annealed and more malleable, ideal when you want to manipulate or form a design. It is often used when creating more detailed or...
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What is wire gauge?

Wire gauge is a measuring system to denote the diameter (thickness) of wire. The system goes from 0000 through to 40. The larger the wire gauge number,...
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What type of solder do I use on silver wire, 1.5mm thickness when making a ring?

We recommend that you use medium solder. Our best seller is our Medium Silver Solder Strip, 1.5mm X 0.70mm, 600mm Lengths, Weight Per Strip 6g. If...
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How can I stop firescale on red gold?

Use of Argotect is recommended to protect the surface of the metal when heating. This will help stop firescale which looks like dark patches on the gold. ...
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What is red gold?

Red gold (or rose gold) is an alloy of copper and gold. The copper content often makes its working properties rather different to that of yellow gold or...
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What thickness wire do I need to make jump rings?

The most popular wire thickness for jump rings is 0.8mm. Half hard or hard is the ideal temper to use.  ...
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How do I prepare silver for enamelling?

There are some basic techniques that should be followed to prepare silver for enamelling, namely it needs to be de-greased and de-oxidised. To de-grease...
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How strong is silver plated wire?

The strength of plated wire will depend on what the silver is plated on. The strength of the silver plated item would also depend on what condition the...
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What is the length of wire required for womens bangle?

The average length of wire for a womens bangle is 7.5 inches. ...
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