This listing is for one 14k Yellow Gold Filled Neckwire Hand Sculpted using 18 gauge wire.
18 gauge is the thinnest gauge of wire that I use to make the neckwires. The wire is thin, making it easier to use with smaller bails and lightweight pendants. Though it will also withstand many heavier pendants too. If you you are looking for a thicker gauge neckwire I also offer 16, 14, & 12 being the thickest gauge. (offered in other listings).
Argentium Silver is basically like Sterling Silver but has tarnish resistant properties making it easier to care for.
18 gauge wire is approximately 18ga =1.02mm
You can slide a bail that is at least 3mm around the "Hook End" of the clasp. If your bail is smaller than 3mm, I can omit the "decorative" loop at the end of the hook, leaving it straight so that most smaller charms can also slide around easily. Please contact me if you need more information about that.
I make the neckwires custom to order. I can do half sizes and also come close on quarter sizes if you contact me and ask. I have been making and selling neckwires on Ebay since 2003 as Unique Jewel Designs. The neckwires are made by hand us a single piece of wire cut to a customized length and hand formed. The neckwires are hand formed all the way through the hook and loop clasp using only my hands, wire cutters, & pliers, then hand polished to shine.
These neckwires work out really great and hold up well as long as you care for them properly. (meaning it may look funky if you cram it in your purse all day)
The type of wire I use is just hard enough to make a good neckwire and also has a little give for custom adjusting to your neckline. You can gently hand manipulate the wire to form around your neck for best comfort. Which is my favorite part about these. Although my neckwire looks terrible laying off of my neck, when I put it on it hugs all of my necks contours perfectly and looks great. Just a little hand polishing with a cotton cloth will keep it shiny and clean.
pick any length you want between 14 and 22 inches, full or half sizes. you measure your neck and tell me exactly what size you want me to make it. just choose the length from the drop down box at the top of the listing. The prices slightly increase with the lengths.
** See below for instructions on measuring your neck for the right fit.**
What length will fit you best?
To help you find the right size in inches.... I prefer to wear mine closely-fitted to my neck. Using a flexible tape measure (like one for measuring your body for clothes sizes), I suggest you measure loosely around your neck right around the soft area just above the collarbone then add 1/2 inch. If you like it closely fitted, is is the size you want, you can add an inch or two for a looser fit. It is all your preference. If the tape measure feels too tight, the neckwire will be too tight. If you are not sure, it is always better to go a little too big than a little too small. Hope this helps.
WIRE THICKNESS is measured in gauges. The thickness of the wire increases as the gauge number decreases. (ex. 18 gauge wire is thicker than 20 gauge wire, 20 gauge wire is thicker than 22 gauge wire, etc.).
20ga = .81mm
16ga = 1.29mm
14ga = 1.63mm
Please contact me if you have any questions not answered here.
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