I was asked to create a jewelry collection for an exhibition, and to
use gold. Until now, I have only made separate items, and have
worked with silver.
What does a proper collection include? Earrings+necklace? Or a
bracelet as well? Can a collection be unusual and include a
brooch+hair jewelry+earrings only? I have final say here, but was
curious as to what “a collection” really means.
I can guess that working with gold differs from working with
silver. LOL I want to add some woven articles in my pieces. Until
now, I have woven 26 gauge silver wire around 18 gauge rods, or
other combos where there is an 8 gauge difference. However, can
anybody help me out with using gold? I would imagine that I would
use gold-filled rods intsead of the softer gold. But how would the
gauge ratio be for gold? Also, what wire gauge is best? how does the
tension/strength differ from silver?
I really appreciate all your assistance, and thank you Hanuman for
creating the wonderful Ganoksin commmunity. I am pretty much self
taught and have no mentors or instructors to turn to. I am really
grateful for any tips.
Thanx and keep shining,