Monday, February 4, 2013

How To: Making a Decorative Twist With Silver Wires.

MULTIPLE STRAND TECHNIQUE

Back in August I showed how to make a decorative twist on copper wire using a single strand. The twisting technique I’m using itself is the same, except I’m using sterling silver and multiple strands this time.

#1. In this example I’m starting with four strands, two square, one round and one pre-twisted from two smaller strands.

#2. Use a piece of copper or silver wire to secure the wires in position on the ends.

#3. Silver braze the ends so that the wires don’t slip or shift during the twisting and pickle the piece.

#4. Twist the wires, annealing them as needed and wire brush for luster.

Detail of a twisted silver wire ring applied to a cougar femur knife handle.

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5 comments:

  1. Nice Blog!!
    very Nice information about twisting of silver wires..
    Thanks for sharing:)

    Best
    Tinsel Silver Wire

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  2. You do excellent work and take great care in photographing and documenting.

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    Cheers!

    Dan

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  3. Excellent job! This is so unique creativity of sterling silver. I feel very amazed to sea this kind of adorable creativity. Christofle Silver has been melted and reshaped into new forms, and in times of economic crisis, for individuals and nations, it has been converted into coin.

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  4. What gauge of wire are these?

    Thanks so much for posting this!

    Craig

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    1. I don't recall right off hand. The exact gauge isn't as important as the way they work together proportionately.

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