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[Source] Half-round gold wire


#1

Hello everybody,

First of all - this is my first time using the forum so I hope I do
everything right! :slight_smile: I had a question - does anyone know of a source
for fairly high gauge half-round gold wire - particularly 16 gauge? I
have already used Rio Grande for yellow but was looking for white,
red and green and found no results! I have heard of Hoover and Strong
but I don’t think I can order from there because I can’t buy
wholesale. I need about a foot of it! Thank you all and have a nice
day/night!

Jane


#2

Hi Jane,

You may want to check with G&S Metals, they are good at making
things happen. If its not on their website its worth a call, I’ve
been able to order misc. gold not on website before.

http://www.ganoksin.com/gnkurl/gsgold

They are usually lightning fast on shipping to!
Christine


#3

Jane,

Round draw plate with two pieces of wire at once. Solder the pointy
ends together a bit. The only real detail is to prevent twisting.
Using the same metal for both pieces would be a good idea too.

jeffD
Demand Designs
Analog/Digital Modelling & Goldsmithing
http://www.gmavt.net/~jdemand


#4
does anyone know of a source for fairly high gauge half-round gold
wire - particularly 16 gauge? 

You can easily make your own. Fold round wire in half and pull it
though round drawplate. When you get to complete round, you will have
2 half rounds. Even easier is to use swage block and hammer. Results
are not perfect, but quite usable.

Leonid Surpin
www.studioarete.com


#5

Jane- You can make your own. It’s easy. Just pour an ingot, roll out
the square stock a tiny bit l larger than you’ll need it. May be 1
mil larger. Cut the length in half. Solder one end together, file to
a point and draw

both at the same time through a round draw plate and…as if by
magic… you end up with 1/2 round wire.

Have fun and make lots of jewelry.

Jo Haemer
www.timothywgreen.com


#6

You might try Hauser and Miller
(http://www.ganoksin.com/gnkurl/hauserandmiller) in St Louis. They
carry 1/2 round gold wire in 14 & 18kt.

In addition to making mill products they also are refiners & buy
your scrap.

They’ve been in business for over 100 yr.

Just a very satisfied customer.
Dave