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« on: May 16, 2010 06:01:35 AM »

I am learning my jewelry making skills outside the US where gauge is metric.  I make all my own materials including wire.  I would love to be able to know the wire gauge I am using to start making tutorials.  Sadly, I can't seem to find a chart. 

I am hoping someone knows of one.
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« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2010 07:41:21 AM »

howdy! i just sent some wire to someone living in sweden and had to do the hunt for a conversion chart as she requested wire thinner than .4mm.  heres the site i used http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_wire_gauge

down the far left side you'll see AWG (American Wire Gauge) and then to the right of that (6 boxes over) you should see its equivalent in mm.  so...working backwards I found the .4mm she wanted and looked left to see that in awg it is is 21.  so i sent her some 22 and 24 wire as those are thinner than 21.  as the numbers go up in awg, the wire gets thinner.


hope that helps!  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2010 08:52:07 AM »

Thank you so very very very much!
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« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2010 09:10:30 AM »

no problem.  happy to help.   Smiley
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