Hello, All -
I want to finish my silver necklaces (woven 24g) and bracelets (20g
loop-in-loop) with silver tubing. So far, the only commercially
available tubing I’ve found will fit the necklaces, maybe. The
bracelets will need 3/8" or more inner diameter. Can anyone suggest
a supplier with a good inventory? Preferably one where I DON’T have
to register on the website just to look!
I have read the articles on the Orchid website about making tubing,
but I don’t feel I’m ready to jump in yet. Does anyone have
experience with this? For tubing from 3/8" to 5/8" that is for
finishing, or decoration (ie, not hinges or other structural
device), what gauge material would you recommend? Is it as hard/easy
to make 2 inches of tubing as to make 10 inches? What pitfalls to
watch out for? Where can I get (or how do I make) drawplates for this
size? My soldering skills are modest, and I still wind up with more
"casting material" than I like to admit!