3D Brass Bangle with Onyx Beads Jewelry Making Project

Discover how one blank can evolve into many forms!
SKU: EP9337

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In the directions for this artistic and elegant bracelet, you will explore the use of specialized stakes with curves that are made to create cuffs and bangles with diameters of two inches and larger. Whatever you work with, the sustaining interest in the craft is never about the metal itself, but what you do with it. Combine your metal forming, annealing, and soldering skills to create your own stunning bangle!
Required Material:
8 gauge cartridge brass; 2 inches by 8½ inches. Note: cartridge brass is an alloy of 70% copper and 30% zinc. This is a good choice for forming projects when annealed
White flux Hard silver solder
8mm beads
Fine silver wire
HMR-107 large insert hammer
HMR-9 rounded wide raising hammer
P-1 Michael Good planishing hammer
H-1L Long holder with hardware
VH-101 vise holder for 100 series stakes
T-101 double ended holder
M-104 large concave stake/57 mm long
M-105 medium concave stake/46 mm long
M-106 small concave stake/32 mm long
M-106A small closing concave stake/32 mm long
5" saw frame
2/0 blades
#2 crossing file
riffler files
bracelet mandrel
parallel pliers
5" plus saw frame
2/0 saw blades
heavy vise
Scissors
rubber cement
paper
thin line marker
annealing pan with lump pumice or other heat-reflecting surface
torch
tweezers
fire brick
rubber abrasive wheels; flexible shaft machine; 320 emery cloth or paper
bobbing, or a similar aggressive compound
wool buff, goblet buff or a large flex shaft buffing wheel about 1" to ¼" with ?" mandrel, Technique:
Metalsmithing
Originally Published: Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist January/February 2014

Additional Info
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SKU EP9337
Product Type Project Download
Author/Designer William Fretz
File Type PDF
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