Does anyone know where I could purchase some slotted wire?
Specifically, I’m looking for plain sterling dead soft 8 gauge wire
with an 18 gauge lengthwise slot. Rio has (page 33) some that would
be perfect, except that it is twisted wire - I need plain wire. If I
can’t buy any, is there anyway to make it using just basic hand tools
(I’m a newbie and only have the basics)?
I’m trying to put an edge on a pendant. It is an 18 gauge rounded
off square piece of mokume gane (that’s why I want plain wire, the
twisted would be too ‘busy’ for mokume). I have dapped it to give it
some depth (looks pretty good), but because of the square shape and
the dapping, I can’t set it like a cab because of the 3D nature of
the piece (the four edges are not all on the same plane the way they
are on a flat backed cab. Even then, I would probably mess up plain
bezel around the squarish corners, and serrated would also be too
’busy’ for the mokume).
I hope at least some of this made sense. Any help would be