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My husband Tony and myself have been rock hounds since we were kids. Now we have been given the opportunity to use all the wonderful things we have found along the shores of Lake MI and fashion them into unique jewelry designs. We are very meticulous about our work and am thrilled to share with others the jewelry we have handcrafted. We also design and fashion our own bead and wire jewelry. God has truly opened up a door for us to utilize our abilities and we look forward to offering a handmade quality product that our customers will cherish for years.
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I use a few different types of wire for wrapping and I thought I would give some descriptions of the types of wires so you can feel more informed about what you are looking at and what you might be purchasing.

Here at SimplyWired4U we use 2 different types of wire for our wire wrapping. The…

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About

My husband Tony and myself have been rock hounds since we were kids. Now we have been given the opportunity to use all the wonderful things we have found along the shores of Lake MI and fashion them into unique jewelry designs. We are very meticulous about our work and am thrilled to share with others the jewelry we have handcrafted. We also design and fashion our own bead and wire jewelry. God has truly opened up a door for us to utilize our abilities and we look forward to offering a handmade quality product that our customers will cherish for years.
Description of wires:
I use a few different types of wire for wrapping and I thought I would give some descriptions of the types of wires so you can feel more informed about what you are looking at and what you might be purchasing.

Here at SimplyWired4U we use 2 different types of wire for our wire wrapping. The first wire we use is Sterling Silver Filled Wire.

STERLING SILVER FILLED
Sterling Silver Filled Wire is a high-quality precious-metal that is made the same way that 14K Gold Filled Wire is made. Sterling Silver wire is "not" plated wire. It is considered a lifetime finish that will not flake, peel, polish or wear off. The wire is constructed by electrochemically rolling a sheet of Sterling Silver onto a sheet of base metal. Basic Sterling silver is 92.5% silver and 7.5% copper. Sterling Silver filled wire is (.925/20) over a copper-alloy core. We also use Sterling Silver Filled wire for our chains.

ARGENTIUM, STERLING WIRE
Agentium Sterling Silver wire is a new, highly tarnish resistant sterling silver that keeps its shine for years without polishing. Adding the rare earth mineral Germanium to replace 1.2% of the copper in Argentium allows the silver to become almost tarnish free. Argentium is at least .930 silver versus .925 for standard Sterling. The cost of Argentium is generally 15-20% greater than that of normal Sterling.

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