French Wire Silver Plated

Product Code: BS00619
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French Wire Silver Plated

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  • Description
French wire, also known as Gimp, is an extremely useful component as it prevents the thread fraying around the clasp. This was used a lot more in the past when the sharp edges of beads would rub against the thread and cut through it. Nowadays the edges of beads are much smoother but it is still useful to prevent wear. To use French wire or 'gimp', you place a small length of the French wire over the thread of your piece of jewellery before you attach the clasp. You first have to ensure that the thread will go through the French wire and that the French wire will then thread through the clasp hole. Each pack contains approx. 1 metre of French wire and is available in silver and gold plated. The internal diameter of this French wire is 0.7mm. This means the thickest thread you can sensibly use is 0.6mm. French wire is popular with knotted pearl necklaces.

Size 0.7 mm
Colour Silver Plated