I’m stringing together emerald, peridot, and 14k gold beads for a necklace, but am having the hardest time finding solid gold french wire to neatly finish the ends. It feels like I’ve scoured all of the internet looking for it, but have only come up with brass and gold-plated french wire.
Would anyone be willing to share where they’ve purchased some before, or have advice on a different/better alternative?
When faced with the same problem, I fabricated my own with 30ga 14kt YG wire. The core used for fabricating was a sewing needle comparable to the fine nylon coated braided wire. I used small 1mm 14kt tubing for crimps. The finished ends came out lovely.