I’ve made several trichinopoly (“Viking knit”) chains of 26-gauge
silver wire and now would like to make one of gold wire, but it
needs to have working properties similar to those of dead-soft
I’ve searched for terminology on the working properties of metals
and came up with “malleability,” which isn’t relevant for my
purpose, as the wire won’t be hammered or flattened. It will be bent
into small loops and it shouldn’t spring back.
Is there any karat of gold wire that has similar working properties
to dead-soft sterling–or, better yet, to “.935” sterling? (In
"Great Wire Jewelry" Irene Petersen said that Europe has ".935"
sterling and it’s better suited for these projects.)