Sorry to flog this subject, but I’ll run it by y’all one more time
before I give up.
As you may remember, I was looking for mesh for my “flashy tea"
teabag full of stones. I made the one for my sculptural teapot by
buying copper mesh from Metalliferous and etching it until I could
see the stones well enough through it. I want to follow up by making
some actual jewelry on the same principle. If I’m going to use
possibly hundreds of dollars-worth of stones, I’d like to use
material for the bag that is in keeping with that. Like gold. I’ve
located only pure gold, which is not strong enough (the mesh has to
have at least 50% open space for the stones to show well). I would
really need a lower karat, like 14k, for enough strength. I have
ordered some titanium screen, 40-mesh, with .004” wire. Tiny wires,
strong, pretty transparent. I’m just concerned that buyers won’t be
thrilled with titanium in lieu of gold (for status value). SO, does
anybody have a source? I’ve checked everything offered in the
archives. The titanium may be my only viable option. But if anybody
has something, I will be thrilled.
Thanks, as always,