14k gold is impossible to use in wire wrapping.
I’ll have to strongly disagree. We’ve been using 14K wire for years
in wire-wrapping, as have the “masters” (Fowler, Vaughn, Greene,
Ruether), some of them for decades.
ALL wire comes annealed to different hardness, from dead soft to 8
numbers hard. Half-hard, is annealed to 2 numbers hard. Hagstoz,
Tripps, and Rio, all sell 14K wire that is half-hard and although it
is a bit stiffer, it is certainly workable for an accomplished
wire-wrapper – with outstanding results and longevity.
We utilize several different “numbers” of hardness for our wire,
especially sterling and gold-filled. I prefer 2++ numbers hard for
ALL my sterling silver, and small gauges of gold-filled, but Rick
doesn’t like his sterling annealed past half hard. Keep in mind that
different sellers/manufacturers “numbers hard” scale varies from
supplier to supplier. Tripps’ half-hard gold filled wire is about 2
times softer than Hagstozs’ 2 numbers hard
“Inquiring minds wanna know!”
Rick and Kristi Stutt
Wire Wrapping Etcetera