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[Source] Springy cable


#1

I recently purchased a bracelet made out of a thin steel springy
material. It looks like a type of cable, but appears to be a very
fine spring --maybe about 1.5 - 2 mm in diameter. Has anyone ever
seen this stuff and if so, where can it be purchased? Thanks!
–Vicki Embrey


#2

Hi Vicki,

I recently purchased a bracelet made out of a thin steel springy
material.  It looks like a type of cable, but appears to be a very
fine spring --maybe about 1.5 - 2 mm in diameter.  Has anyone ever
seen this stuff and if so, where can it be purchased? 

I’m not sure we’re talking anout the same thing. But, at the Tucson
(G & LW) show last Feb, there was a firm from Poland (I think)
selling a necklace similar to the one you describe. Sorry I don’t
have their name.

I’m not sure of the construction, but I think the necklace was a
sterling wire wound over a stainless steel core. The connection was a
sterling tube permanently attached to 1 side. The other end was the
’cable’ itself. It had a bout 20 deg bend 12 mm from the end. When
pushed into the tube the friction kept it closed.

FWIW: They’re easy to make.
Dave


#3

Hi Vicky The wire sounds like memory wire. It comes in coils that are
ring size, bracelet size and necklace size. Check with any place that
sells beads. In Canada I know that John Bead Corp.
http://www.johnbead.com/ sells it.

Karen Bahr “the Rocklady” (@Rocklady)
K.I.S. Creations
May your gems always sparkle.