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|TWISTING DECORATIVE WIRE|
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|18 gauge / 1.02mm diameter wire, is ideal for decorative twisting. Twisting wire is often used in the manufacture of bracelets. Strands of wire can be ‘twisted’, by trapping one pair of ends in a vice and the other pair in the chuck of a hand drill. Simply rotating the handle of the hand drill, twists the wire. This technique requires some practice.
Using a hand held cordless drill, enables a tighter uniform twist and is easier than using a hand drill.
|A pair of flat nose pliers and round / slim nose pliers, can be used together, to produce a decorative twisted wire.|
|One length of wire is looped around the jaws of the slim nose pliers. The two ends are held securely in the jaws of the flat nose pliers. The slim nose pliers are rotated, producing the twist. The more rotations, the tighter the twist.|
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