About 9 months ago I thought I would test (under harsh conditions) my Kanthal D wire that I use in my ceramic jewellery components. I made myself a bracelet bar out of terracotta with a wire loop at each end. I then used leather thong and one of my ceramic beads as a toggle. (see photo)
I wore this thing for 9 months without taking it off. It has been in salt water, chlorine, hot and cold water . There are no signs of corrosion, rust, or breaking on either of the loops. I wouldn’t normally wear something like this without taking it off but it is good to know that the Kanthal wire will stand up to such conditions.