I custom order wire from TB Hagstoz in what they call #8
hardness (I dunno if this is an industry harness term or theirs)
- they say that "a #2 is half hard, a #4 is full hard, so a #8 I
think would be spring hard…
Anyway, it’s not good for wire wrapping unless you’re a
masochist and really want to develop ligament problems, but for
making pins for Y type necklaces or any necklace that involves
beads worked into chain, it’s great…the Official Three Year
Old Yank Test has proven to us that the chain will break before
the wire breaks and/or opens up.
The other up side to Hagstoz is that their wire doesn’t snap as
much as…other supplier’s wire does, you can manipulate it alot
with no breakage.