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.