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[Source] Twisted silver wire cable


#1

Hi All!

I have two questions that I hope you experienced folks can help me
with.

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  1. I am looking to purchase a 1 mm S. S. twisted wire cable for a
    neckpiece. I’m finding.8 mm and over 1 mm. I’m having difficulty
    finding 1 mm exactly. I can use the.8 but 1 mm would be perfect.
    Does anyone know of any sources that carry this item?

Thanks for your time and input and expertise!

Carol


#2

Make your own, Get yourself some ss wire, best length say 60 ins.

anneal. fold in half, Clamp the 2 loose ends in a bench vice.

Then borrow a carpenters wood drilling brace.

Make up a U hook from a 4in nail
clamp in the brace
hook the U through the loop of the ss wire,
and just turn.

decide wether you want it clockwise or anti clock.

Keep twisting and pulling as you do so.

. there, youve made it yourself.!!.

Experiment with some copper wire first to get the hang of the
technique.

And how tight you want the twist. in the cable.

Ted.

Having made yards of the stuff in all sorts of metals up to 1/8in
thick and 5 strands.

To see how far you can take twisting, Google for Albert Payley’s
work, iron smith


#3

check out http://www.ganoksin.com/gnkurl/ep7zuo go to ‘metals’,
then ‘sterling silver specialty jewelry wire’, then “sterling silver
twisted jewelry wire” - 24G is listed as 2mm. Link here -
http://www.ganoksin.com/gnkurl/ep8015

Their twisted wires are really two wires twisted, rather than some
company’s wire carved in spiral pattern.

hope this helps,

Sam Kaffine


#4

Wow! yes, very cool Ted. I hadn’t thought about making it myself.
I’ve twisted wire in lengths before but nothing thin as 1mm.

Have you twisted stainless steel? If you have, would you happen to
know if you can use silver solder to attach to another piece of
sterling silver?

Thanks so much for your help Ted, very much appreciated!

Carol


#5
Have you twisted stainless steel? If you have, would you happen to
know if you can use silver solder to attach to another piece of
sterling silver? 

Stainless? yes
you do need the correct s/steel flux.

Google for Johnson Matthey flux catalogue.

They make it.

Its highly reactive based on a salt of flourine It has to dissolve
the chromium oxide so your silver solder can wet the chrome/iron
alloy.


#6

Thanks again Ted! I will have to experiment with soldering Stainless
Steel.

You’ve been a great help!