[Source] Springy cable

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

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

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.