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zigzag wires/wiggle bones/collar wires 19cm long (7 1/2in)
Zigzag collar wires also called "Serpentine Supports"

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Product Code: 00-8050-19


For all of you not in theatre, and who have not been searching for the extinct zigzag wire; this product is an historical product used primarily for supporting ladies high neck collars in Edwardian times, when these were called "serpentine supports". Very delicate and flexible, these little wires were sewn into an organza casing in ladies lace collars. They supported the collar up the neck without being visible or adding any bulk or weight. Originally they were covered in a fine thread casing but those have not been made for over 18 years. "Farthingales" has had these wires reproduced of rust resistant steel without any covering. Rumor has it these little wires are perfect for puppet ears too, so don't limit their use to the traditional. We'd love to hear what you do with them.

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5 of 5 zig zag wires August 20, 2019
Reviewer: Janet Perry from Falcon, MO United States  
I know the zig zags will work perfectly! I am making a 19th century gown and wanted it to be as authentic as it possibly could be. i thank you for your website and i will be ordering more items. I received my item in a timely manner. Thank you so much!

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5 of 5 zigzag wires 19cm long March 29, 2016
Reviewer: Karen Cochet Opera Queensland from South Brisbane, Queensland Australia  
Really good tension, exactly what I was hoping for, thank you!

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5 of 5 Zigzag wires December 8, 2015
Reviewer: Jessie Ratledge from Adelaide, SA Australia  
The Zigzag wires are excellent but I need shorter ones to put in an Edwardian collar. I will re-order when I see the size I need.

The wires will never come in another size as they are custom made and we need to order thousands BUT the wires can easily be cut and the ends curled around needle nose pliers in order to have shorter ones.

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