What if I Sold a Bracelet and the Wires Stretched?

by Martina

What if I Sold a Bracelet and the Wires Stretched?

What if I sold a bracelet and the wires stretched?

It’s most embarrassing. This happened to a couple of necklaces and now my nephew’s bracelet.

How can I avoid this?


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  • Rosemary says:

    Try attaching a reasonable weight to your piece and allow it to hang for a couple of days to stretch the wire before you finish off with your clasp. Maybe investigate a different brand of wire also.

  • Janine says:

    Always pre stretch the stringing material before stringing. I tell my customers it may stretch out over time and I will happily restring it. That’s the nature of stretch materials. My relatives in Florida always have problems with elastic cord. So the weather may be a culprit too. I use one brand too- stretch magic

  • For elastic cord bracelets, I stretch the cord a bit before adding beads. Also let your customer know that rolling the bracelet on rather than stretching it when putting it on will keep the integrity of the cord last longer.

  • I don’t understand how wire could stretch? Copper? Sterling? Woven wire? Could you supply more info about what kind of wire?

  • Heather says:

    It’s wire not string

  • Heather says:

    Hi I take it you mean that you coil, braid or other wire wrapping rather then the wire stretches. You need to set your piece. To do this make your design and hammer or tumble your piece

    Not hammer to flatten by direct hammering but to work harden

    Tumbling using a steel shot as opposed to rice etc as it’s the metal on metal that ‘sets’ the atoms of the wire

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