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Hi. I would like to clarify/correct the answer you gave regarding the millimeter measurement. There are approximately 25 mm in an inch, not 32. 32 would be more like 1 1/4 inch. Thank you.
02 Oct 2014

Yes you are correct I had an oopss moment! Just goes to prove if you stay in the jewelry business you never know when one of your customers will ask you this! So be prepared and know your mm vs inches.

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Hi, I love to make wire name jewellery and I currently use normal round craft wire. What wire would you suggest is best to make names - ie.round, half hard etc, both craft wire and sterling, and what guage wire do you recommend? You can see my names on www.facebok.com/wirenamejewellery - many thanks.
01 Oct 2014

To make good, strong wire names you need half hard wire. The best wire to use is:

SILVER FILLED HALF HARD

BRASS HALF HARD

COPPER HALF HARD

STERLING HALF HARD

GOLD FILLED HALF HARD

BRONZE HALF HARD

COLORED COPPER IF ITS HALF HARD

You can use other wires to make names but the performance may not be what you want.

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I have had a few calls for 14k square WHITE GOLD-FILLED wire recently. My question is: Do you know a good supplier for this product?
28 Sep 2014

This wire is very hard to find these days because of the price of gold and the amount you need to buy. If you find it your lucky. If you can't find it you would have to get a distributor to buy it for you. The problem is the minium is normally 50 ounces from Stern and Leach the people that make it here in the US.

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I have a large chunk of amethyst I would like to divide into smaller pieces for projects. Can you tell me what is the best way to cut it down and will it shatter if I try to drill holes through some of the pieces?
27 Sep 2014

You didn't say how big that chunk was so that would be a clue as how to do it. But if you have a large enough chunk a 5 inch slab saw might do the trick. This is where lapidary crosses over to wire work. A slab saw is not too expensive and any lapidary supply house has them.

And yes many times with this stone you can get some breaks and chips. Might be a better choice to contact your local lapidary club or find one on our Facebook page. Normally if they are local they may cut it for a minimum price or if you are lucky FREE! A little experience hear never hurts.

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