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How hard should it be
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Posted on Wed May 21, 2003 5:26 pm
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I need to make a necklace for my brothers fiance' to go with her wedding dress. I am wanting to use sterling silver for the body of the piece and some gold filled for highlights. I plan on using 18 gauge wire. Should I be using full hard sterling silver or will half hard work just as well? Confused


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Posted on Wed May 21, 2003 7:18 pm
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I always try to get 3/4 hard sterling. Full hard is a little brittle...


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Posted on Thu May 22, 2003 3:56 am
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I started out using full hard sterling, but I found that half hard sterling and me get along much better. Smile

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Posted on Thu May 22, 2003 3:20 pm
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Thanks folks. Half hard it is. Smile


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