A correctly made wire-wrap connection for 30 or 28 AWG wire is seven turns (fewer for larger wire) of bare wire with half to one and a half turns of insulated wire at the bottom for strain relief. The square hard-gold-plated post thus forms 28 redundant contacts. The silver-plated wire coating cold-welds to the gold.
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A fun new trend is memory wire leather wrap bracelets. They are easy to pair with your casual outfits, easy to slip-on on your way out the door, and definitely easy to make.
Wire wrapping is one of the oldest techniques for making handmade jewelry.This technique is done with some jewelry wire and findings similar to wire (for example, head-pins) to make components. Wire components are then connected to one another using mechanical techniques with no soldering or heating of the wire. Frequently, in this approach, a wire is bent into a loop or other decorative shape ...
Handmade, wire wrapped jewelry have been worn by people all over the world for over 4000 years. Come and enter my galleries of designer Pendants and Earrings for sale. See for yourself why wire-wrapped jewelry has been so popular.