Laser wire is form of round wire that is used in repairs, such as filling craters and pores in jewelry, building or rebuilding prongs, and joining components. Because it uses the parent metal as the filler instead of a solder, there are no joint marks, so the repair looks seamless. Laser wire provides for a cleaner repair. It can work in smaller spaces so there isn’t a concern of getting solder on parts of the pieces of jewelry that weren’t intended.
Start your laser at a lower voltage when you begin working with laser wire. Every wire has a different grade and works differently, so the lower voltage will help you understand the type of wire you are working with and how it behaves. A lower voltage lets you better see the contact with the wire and have a better visual while working.
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At Stuller, you can order sizing stock in a large coil roll that you can cut to your desired size or you can order your stock in the size increments you need precut. Stuller offers thousands of options in sizing stock in a variety of qualities, sizes, and metals.
We also carry a large selection of solder and laser wire in different metals and qualities that you need to address all your repair needs.
To see our full product offerings in sizing stock, solder, and laser wire, visit Stuller.com/Metals.
Words by Taylor Dizor.