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Stick Pin Fabrication

Can anyone give me some tips on making a stick pin? I am designing
it to fasten a woven wire disc that is about 3 inches in diameter and
fairly lightweight. My stick pin design has a wire filigree design
at the top so it needs to be soft enough to bend and twist but stiff
enough to keeps it’s integrity as a pin stem, so to speak. Any
advice on type and gauge of silver wire? Do I start with sterling
wire, anneal it, shape it and then somehow harden it with a mallet
when I am done? What is the best technique to sharpen the point?Any
advice will be greatly appreciated.

Genevieve Hunt