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Stringing briolette cut tourmalines


#1

Hi, I’m having a difficult time stringing briolette cut tourmalines.
The hole is so small I can only use (size 0 strength). I m concerned
that the tourmaline will eventually cut the string. Does anyone have
any suggestions? Olga Jeweler in Delaware


#2

Olga, you don’t say what you are using - silk? If so, I believe
size 0 is .30 mm? Not sure.

Soft Touch wire comes as fine as .010 and is 7 strands of micro
stainless steel but only comes in silver. Soft Flex (same company)
is a little less supple, smallest size is .014 and comes in various
colors. Hope this helps, and here is a link to their site for some
specifics if it does. http://www.softflexcompany.com/

Nancy - Iowa