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« on: September 25, 2005 08:54:01 PM »

Ok, so I was happily surfing the web like usual, and I came across this necklace and fell in love with it.. I unfortunately can't afford to spend a $28 on a necklace, so I decided to make something of my own.  My question is.. where in the world do you find wire like that?  I cannot seem to properly identify it.  Help please?

http://www.pinkthread.com/gj12005.htm
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« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2005 08:56:09 PM »

i know it says "red wire cord", but it doesnt really look like wire to me. why don't you use something like this?

http://www.firemountaingems.com/details.asp?PN=H152174BS
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« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2005 09:04:26 PM »

We actually use a fairly cheap red enameled wire for repairing various bits of fencing equipment at home.  It's a little more glossy than the wire in that necklace, but that might just be the brand we use.  We only use enameled wire because it works better for what we use it for, but I know we've also tried out thread-wrapped and ceramic coated wires, and they both come in a wide range of colours.  I think we get most of ours from the local Canadian Tire, but you should be able to find them at any hardware store.  Failing that, I would look for an electronic supply store, and look at what they have in stock.
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« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2005 01:23:17 PM »

Joann's also carries laminated wire in red, black, purple... usually in the bead section. It's just straight wire, but you would double it over and twist it. It's fairly thin, so it could work well for this.
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« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2005 01:40:25 PM »

I'll definitely go check it out.. thanks!
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« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2005 04:48:02 AM »

It just looks like 2 pieces of red wire twisted around eachother.  I've seen colored wire at Walmart too
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« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2005 12:04:07 PM »

its not red wire, it silver wire with some sort of red yern or thread over it
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« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2005 12:28:08 PM »

its not red wire, it silver wire with some sort of red yern or thread over it

I agree. It looks like a thin silver wire (maybe 28 gauge) braided using 2 strands or red yarn. The third picture over shows more detail.

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