What Kind Of Wire Is Most Durable?


Bracelet broke at wire wrap point - which wire should I use?

I have just recently started making bracelets and made one for my sister-in-law using fresh water pearls, silver spacers and 5mm Swarovski beads. The wire I used was sterling plated 26 gauge wire.

I twisted the ends and added a magnetic clasp. The bracelet broke at the area I twisted. I realize it was the wrong wire to use but I'm not sure which wire I should be using.

From reading other's questions I am thinking nylon coated steel cable .014, 49 strand. Is that right? Will it twist and stay twisted and not break easily?


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Tiger tail
by: Anonymous

I would suggest you use tigertail and crimp beads.
This is made from stainless steel strands and has a coating.

nylon coated wire and use crimps not twists
by: Anonymous

I have always used the nylon coated wire and never had a bracelet break. However you actually use a crimp to secure the clasp.

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