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24 gauge wire uses Wire, Zebra Wire™, color-coated copper, black, round, 24 gauge. Sold, 20-yard spool., Fire Mountain Gems, Beads 20 Cleaver 24 Gauge Wire Uses Collections

20 Cleaver 24 Gauge Wire Uses Collections

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Cleaver 24 Gauge Wire Uses Collections - I hearth to cone 6-7 and tried the use of 15 gauge nichrome cord, after the first firing, it sagged in reality badly. Now i exploit kanthal a-1 sixteen gauge and had been the use of the equal wire over and over without a issues. It's high-quality stuff! I am getting it on ebay.

When i want to cut the nichrome or kanthal twine, i locate that the usage of "memory cord" cutters makes it nearly like slicing butter with a room temp knife. Now not best, however so much simpler! Also, the remark approximately setting the heavier pieces close to the rims - need to be taken as with the aid of the edges of the kiln furniture or bead tree - not the rims - or as a substitute ends of the cord, due to the fact that could in reality sag. I droop all my pendants from hooks made from 17ga cord from the usual rods that include the roselli bead bushes. Perhaps i should add a few images of my cone 6 kiln firings the use of bead bushes to my glaze put up this month? Look for pics on may additionally 20th right here on the boc weblog :).

To suspend my beads for firing i take advantage of a gauge 15 that i am getting at my provider, i usually use kiln furnishings no longer handiest to keep the wire down and prevent sagging, however additionally to offer extra top and retain filling the kiln i've that is a small one. Several layers of various heights for specific size of pendants. I usually use my round nose pliers to form the loops in exclusive sizes. As continually mary masses of suitable ideas and assets for humans starting ceramics. Thank you.

If i recognize from above then, using excessive temp cord to make a loop works. I am creating a pendant, and want to make a loop (eye hook layout) and push it into the pinnacle of my pendant to run a sequence via. Some have said it might crack. Any thoughts? Thanks!.

Thanks all - its one of those questions i had to find out to be used in earrings (just beginning and learning ) i have been the usage of my lampwork mandrels for striking the beads - five/32 or larger - i take advantage of bolt cutters to reduce that huge - the mandrels are 318l chrome steel welding rods that are available in 3ft long sections- so i reduce to the size i need (my mandrels are generally 1 feet lengthy)p i purchase a whole tube of them so i have masses round my studio - they do no longer sag tons but i've discovered to place a middle submit to preserve them up just to be safe - i would really like to see photographs of loaded kilns.