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Different Types of SilverSilk

March 28th, 2012 · 7 Comments

SilverSilk is a delicate, lightweight material you can use as a lovely alternative to other stringing materials. Made from thin knitted wires, SilverSilk is delicately beautiful and amazingly durable. With their growing popularity, SilverSilk has released different types of knitted wire. Here we will explain to you the differences between three different types so you can decide which style of knitted chain is best for your project. Whether you like flat, capture or pearlesque, all of our SilverSilk products for give you beautiful and unique results.

Flat

The Flat jewelry chain is made from knitted wire that is knitted round, and then put through a rolling mill to flatten it. This knit is a supple, light, flexible ribbon-like mesh that is created from a permanently enameled pure copper wire. It would be perfect for making bracelets and comes in a variety of different finishes.

Capture

The original Capture knit gets its name from the six wires are knitted around a beaded chain, capturing the shimmering light reflections and strength of the chain. You could use this material to create a simple necklace or bracelet, or you could pair it with other stringing material for a cool multi-stranded idea.

Pearlesque

The beautiful Pearlesque is is similar to the Capture style. However, this type features six AB metallic threads surrounding a beaded chain on the inside, which is then covered by a third layer of knitted threads. Its three layers allow for more dimension in your designs, and the AB finish on the inside plays with the light to make this strand sparkle. Use it to make lovely necklaces and bracelets.

-Marissa

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7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Tracy // Mar 29, 2012 at 4:14 am

    How do you finish the ends?

  • 2 Hansi de Fouw-Raab // Mar 29, 2012 at 4:41 am

    looks super,but how are the ends to be finished?hansi

  • 3 Kat // Mar 29, 2012 at 4:57 am

    Your site says that it is sold by the foot, if I order 3 feet will I get 3 one-foot sections or 1 three-foot section?

  • 4 Marissa // Mar 29, 2012 at 8:12 am

    Hi Tracy and Hansi- Here’s a link to our list of findings to use with SilverSilk: http://www.artbeads.com/findings-to-use-with-silversilk.html

    Kat-If you order 3 feet, you will receive one 3-foot-long strand.

  • 5 Arlene // Mar 29, 2012 at 11:20 am

    Hello,
    Is there any way to get a dimensional pic? I can’t really see if it’s worth my while to use because I can’t see it that well. Thanks.

  • 6 Marissa // Mar 29, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    Hi Arlene-

    Here’s a link to our entire collection of SilverSilk products that may give you a better idea of what they look like: http://www.artbeads.com/wire-and-chain-knitted-wire.html

  • 7 sheila brady // Mar 30, 2012 at 11:15 am

    I have the pearl piece. It is very diffrant from the flat. I will be buying both. So simple to use and finishing off is so easy (with end caps or crimp findings. GREAT Product.

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