Wire gauge vs diameter?

"For each earring, you'll need a 4 inch (10cm) piece of your larger gauge wire, about an arm's length of the wrapping wire"

As I understand it wire gauge is inversely proportional with wire diameter, so surely the larger gauge (26ga) wire would be the wrapping wire?

bekathwia3 days ago

You are correct about the way gauge works and which wire to use, but "larger gauge" is commonly understood to mean larger wire, lower number. Sorry it's confusing! =D

LedaLaters (author)  bekathwia2 days ago

Ahhh, convention. I see. Thanks!