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Making most letters out of wire is relatively easy although a few of the
letters are more difficult to make. The problem with is in how
those letters can be successfully integrated into jewelry. This
series of web pages will describe the techniques to make letters
approximately 1" tall using our WigJig Delphi jewelry making tool and
some Super Pegs.
Making letters in the larger gauges of wire (16 gauge) is more difficult than when using the smaller gauges of wire (18 or 20 gauge) but the larger the wire the more survivable the letters will be. For this reason, we suggest that you practice making these letters in 20 gauge practice wire and use either 18 or preferably 16 gauge wire for your finished product.
In most cases, the best way to incorporate these
letters into jewelry is as a "pendant" in a necklace. The letters
can be made to hang from the top of the letter. Beads can be added
to the bottom of the letter to add weight. The additional weight
will help the relatively light wire letters to hang properly.
Jewelry Making Skills Required:
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