gauge for hammering

This post has 5 Replies | 1 Follower
Top 500 Contributor
Posts 67
jyceL wrote
on Jan 7, 2011 4:34 PM


I would like to make a necklace with three coils in the middle. What size wire do I buy to flatten  into the coils. I would like them to be about 1/2 inch wide. thanks, Joyce

Not Ranked
Posts 4
BeadLavada wrote
on Jan 7, 2011 9:38 PM

I would try 22 gauge.

Top 100 Contributor
Posts 363
Ruth. wrote
on Jan 8, 2011 6:38 AM

I would use 18 Gauge. I tend to pulverize anything smaller, LOL. Here is an example of my own hammering using coils in an 18 gauge.

Shippensburg Pennsylvania - about 30 minutes from Gettysburg

Top 500 Contributor
Posts 67
jyceL wrote
on Jan 8, 2011 6:56 AM

How pretty................ thank you.

Top 500 Contributor
Posts 32
on Jun 29, 2011 3:53 AM

Those look so pretty Ruth. Nice work Smile

Top 10 Contributor
Posts 3,375
SCB1 wrote
on Jul 5, 2011 8:57 AM

If I intend to really flatten it I will use either a 18 or 20 gauge anything smaller for my hammering will only get bridle and break. I also tend to have a very heavy hand with hammer.

Happy Beading!!


Small-town USA. 




Page 1 of 1 (6 items) | RSS