I have used 18K palladium white gold and it is very much easier
than the nickel white. I noticed that it’s tensile strength was a
bit less, though, as I kept pulling nibbles off the end of the
wire as I was drawing it. The guy I got it from was very
mysterious about his mix - am I to understand that pure gold
mixed with pure palladium is perfectly alright, and sufficiently
Meanwhile, I’m tempted to get some pure platinum to play with. I
make pieces to order, and already have too many personal rings
due to having “experimented” with this and that, but adding a
platinum piece to my kit wouldn’t break me.
I looked at your site, very pretty work. Since you’re a sailor,
you might like mine as well. There are others who make more
"ordinary" seaman’s knots, but I pretty much specialize in the
single-line turk’s head. I’ve got links to some other knot
jewelry sites on mine, if you’re interested.