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Using 26ga wire instead of 28ga

Question: Can you use 26 guage wire for the [weave] wrapping? or is it to stiff?

Answer: Yes, you CAN use 26 gauge wire for weaving and coiling, but it will be a little bit trickier to work than the 28ga -- make sure it's soft and not half-hard. Also, if you are wrapping it around other thicker wire, then use thicker gauges, such as 14 or 16. That way, proportionally the entire piece will be bigger and bulkier.

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