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Wire treble, bass clef heart troubles

Hey all,

So I’ve taught myself how to make a treble/bass clef heart out of
18ga sterling silver wire. The clefs are wire wrapped together at the
top and connected at the bottom by a loop on the bass clef.

I’ve made the design quite a few times and more often than not, the
two clefs want to fold in on each other, like a book.

I’ve solved this by putting a drop of glue on the inside the wire
wrap but I’d like to find a better solution. This isn’t the first
time my wire wrapped creations want to warp and bend out of shape.

Any experienced wire wrappers have a solution? Am I wrapping too
tightly?

Thanks!
Rebekah

Hi Rebekah,

Try hammering the wire before wrapping it to square it offa little.
You could also try Half Round Wire or after you wrap, use a rawhide
or delrin hammer and gently hammer the wraps so they flatten a
little, be careful not to hammer too hard or you will weaken the
wrap. If you doit gently you can get a nice flat surface on the wraps
which will shine nicely and it will hold onto the wire as well.

Monica

Thank you Monica! I like the idea of hammering the wraps lightly.
I’m in the process of making more of the pendants so I’ll give that a
try when I get to that point!

Thank you again!

Rebekah