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Tiger Tiger Burning Bright by shadowfire-x Tiger Tiger Burning Bright by shadowfire-x
Tiger's eye in silver-toned wire. I was hoping to use real silver wire on it, but, I wasted the last of mine on a failed pendant, and the store's out of stock. Steel is a real pain to bend and shape, but, it's still rewarding when it turns out like this.

This and other pendants are available at my Etsy shop [link] .
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MineralGuy Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
In the forests of the night
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lamorth-the-seeker Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
Do you have Hobby Lobby where you live? They are a crafts store and you can find all sorts of stuff there. The one near my house carries silver wire, findings, chain, etc.

I get all of my wire from Riogrande.com though. You can buy lengths or weights. I like to buy weights of my main wire, they sell it in troy ounces which is heavier than a typical ounce. Troy ounces are 31 grams and an ounce is 28 grams. They have decorative wire as well.
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shadowfire-x Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love Hobby Lobby, but, alas, this town isn't big enough to have one. The nearest one is probably an hour and a half drive. I got my new wire from Parawire - it's silver-plated, but, the prices seemed reasonable. I'll check out Riogrande, though, thanks!
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lamorth-the-seeker Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
You're welcome. My hobby lobby is almost a half hour drive.
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
in the forests of the night :)

I have a tigerseye piece to post and I was leaning towards that poem as well :giggle:
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rodentdrem Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Have you ever tried wire from Parawire.com? Their wire is nice to bend and shape, but still strong. I use it in all my beaded flowers. My only complaint about parawire is that they have a minimum order.
This is a very good piece!
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shadowfire-x Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much. And, wow, the price on that Parawire looks rather reasonable, too. I'd been getting the real silver wire that walmart carries and, go figure, the never carry much of it.
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rodentdrem Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I've never tried the real silver wire from walmart. I use the copper cored wire in my creations. I didn't even know walmart carried real silver wire! You learn something new every day, huh?
I like Parawire's wide selection of colors and gauges. I'm usually able to match my beads to the wire. Their ultra white wire has issues though unless they've finally worked that out.
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shadowfire-x Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I wound up buying some from parawire. Some 20 and 21-gage round, half-round, and square no-tarnish silver, and some 24-gauge no-tarnish silver.
And, I think the silver is store-specific at our walmart. It's 20-gauge and dead-soft, judging by how well it bends.
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