Which hook should I use?
Choosing the right tools for the job.
Once you have a reel of wire, you can start playing! You’ll need to use a sturdy metal hook that will stand up to the toughness of the wire – a wooden hook will get damaged. The size of hook you use isn’t an exact science (much depends on the technique you use and personal choice), so try making a small chain with a few different sizes and see which one you prefer. You can see the chains we made from a 0.315mm wire on the right, using either a 3mm, 3.5mm or 4mm hook. The size and shape of the chains varies with each hook size, but we preferred the 3.5mm hook because it created chains that look the most neat and round.
3 mm hook 3.5 mm hook 4 mm hook