Question About Wire Gauge

Decorating By CanadianCakin Updated 18 Jun 2009 , 2:47am by CanadianCakin

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CanadianCakin Posted 18 Jun 2009 , 1:40am
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I was just wondering what is the best gauge of wire to use with gum paste flowers?

TIA,
Ashley

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-K8memphis Posted 18 Jun 2009 , 1:49am
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It depends on which kind of flower. The higher the number the thinner the wire. I used to work for this place where they used plain. wire. Not cloth covered not paper covered. Was fun so much fun to keep the flowers on there--never mind.

But for little bitty flowers use lighter wire (higher gauge number) and lower numbered wire for heaftier flowers--big callas & roses, orchids, lilies etc.

But then like a lily will have each petal wired so you can use medium to lighter wire because they all get florist taped together.

Wired thoughts for you.

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CanadianCakin Posted 18 Jun 2009 , 2:47am
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Oy okay! Glad I asked! LOL Maybe I'll actually put to use the floral designer knowledge I paid for and just use that with the gum paste flowers too!

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