Wire and chain are the materials that are used to make a necklace that spells out the word "love." Both wire and chain come in a variety of metals, such as gold, sterling silver, steel, copper and aluminum.
Wire and chain are measured by thickness that's referred to as the gauge of the metal. The thicker the wire or chain, the lower the gauge. For instance, 16-gauge wire is thicker than 24-gauge wire. Sizes used in jewelry construction range from 12- to 28- gauge depending on the application. Wire also comes in different ranges of hardness. The softer the wire, the more pliable and less resistant to manipulation.