I sure do wish there were some really good description of memory wire somewhere — I have been looking for one.
What I have come up with is that there are at least two, and maybe three, kinds of memory wire. I deduce this because some memory wire packages are labeled “stainless steel”, some are labeled “iron”, and some are not labeled as to what the metal is (granted, my research has only been at my favorite wire store, Metalliferous, and a couple of wire places on-line). Surprisingly, the employees at Metalliferous could not tell me anything about memory wire.
I think it is important to know what the metal is.
I bought a package of stainless steel ring memory wire. It was kind of big, but i figured that, once I had put my beads on it, it would fit tighter. NO GO. The ring stayed big.
Well, I have it beaded up, but I want to put tourmaline beads on the ends. Unfortunately, all of the glues that I have don’t work, or have gelled up too much to use. Now I have to find some new kind of glue. That will have to be another day.
Now I want to get a smaller size ring memory wire and see what will happen.