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Heavy Copper

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This bracelet is made with 10ga copper wire! I have no idea what possessed me to buy wire that heavy. It was quite a challenge to work with. Don't think I'll work with 10ga again.


10ga copper wire

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  1. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    It must have been like working with with baling wire! With that said, you did a wonderfull on this bracelet!

  2. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Thanks Pam. It was a struggle to get all of those curves made and keep them smooth… more or less. :)

  3. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Ok LRC – Had to look up wire gauges. Is it really 2.5 mm in diameter? No wonder you had such a hard time. How did you keep the curves smooth? It’s a fantastic, beautiful bracelet.

  4. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    BLE, Glad you like the bracelet. The copper has oxidized to the most gorgeous color. I may have to finish it with lacquer so I can retain the color.

    I measured the wire to be sure I was right about the size and it is definitely 10ga, Several years ago I took a class to learn how to etch copper. We worked with 8ga wire. That was the first, last and only time I’ve worked with 8ga. It is heavy!

  5. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    LRC – It is a beautiful color – Have you tried ProtectaClear? I don’t know much about lacquer but the protectaclear doesn’t yellow and makes a hard coating. I sometimes use it on my beaded necklaces if they are too floppy. It helps to stiffen them (a lot).A bit costly but it doesn’t take much.
    8ga – wow!

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