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Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for
September 23, 2010

Question:

I am having trouble with the troy ounce-to-feet conversion when buying wire of different gauges. Is there a conversion table I can follow so I can know the amount of wire I am getting when ordering online?

-Jimmy in Solomons, Maryland

Answer:

Yes! In our Jewelry Resource Center, under All About Wire, is the link for several Wire Charts. The top chart tells how many feet there are in an ounce of sterling silver wire and gold filled wire, depending on the gauge and shape. The second chart converts copper and brass from pounds to feet.

Answer contributed by Dale “Cougar” Armstrong

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