Making Stars On Wire...how Thick Should Wire Be?

Decorating By Irishbliss Updated 14 May 2009 , 3:30pm by lomikesa

Irishbliss Posted 13 May 2009 , 6:22pm
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Hi,

I bought some wire ages ago but it seems too thin to hold up the fondant stars I made, what gauge of wire do you use?

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bashini Posted 13 May 2009 , 6:47pm
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I would use 28 gauge wire. icon_smile.gif

brincess_b Posted 14 May 2009 , 2:41pm
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most people here use anything between 16 and 24 guage, but it depends on the look (stright wire, or bending over) and how heavy the object is.
(edit to fix guage)
xx

calynmom Posted 14 May 2009 , 2:52pm
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I know smaller the number the heavier the wire...but I am having a hard time finding any.

Where do I get the 16 - 2 guage wire?????

Irishbliss Posted 14 May 2009 , 2:57pm
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I bought 30 gauge....does that mean I got the wrong ones and should buy some with a lower gauge?

brincess_b Posted 14 May 2009 , 3:23pm
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sorry calynmom, i meant 24 guage! im in teh uk, so it either has to be a specialist cake store for some numbers, or online so i can get any number.

Irishbliss, 30 probably is too fine, unless you have a very light object and want it leaning over. experiment and see? its a good number for gumpast flowers and leaves tho!
xx

lomikesa Posted 14 May 2009 , 3:30pm
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Do you have a Michael's or Joanne's craft store near by? they do carry the wire in the florist area in all kind of colors and gauges.

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