Featured Tool: Round Stepped Bracelet Mandrel

By on May 25, 2016
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by Judy Ellis, Wirejewelry.com

Wire Jewelry Tool Tip for May 25th 2016

Round Stepped Bracelet Mandrel – MAN215.00

by Kate Richbourg

When you’re in the business of making and selling jewelry having accurate sizes is incredibly important. Bracelet mandrels help you to visualize a finished project, how it will lay, if it’s long enough, and what it will look like on your customer. Today Kate features the stepped bracelet mandrel in this short video.

Kate Says:


Bracelet Mandrels:

Round Bracelet Mandrel, 8-1/2 Inches||MAN-215.00

Finely polished solid steel bracelet mandrels are excellent quality and American-made. The round mandrel is offered in four steps. This mandrel weighs 3 pounds 4 ounces and is 8-1/2″ long.



Wood round bracelet mandrel is perfect for shaping and removing dents or kinks from bangles or bracelets made of softer metals. Made of hardwood, the step sizes are: 2″, 2.25″, 2.5″ and 2.75″


Other useful bench tools:


Double Sided Stepped Mandrel, 12 Inch Mandrel||MAN-138.00

Double Sided Stepped Mandrel, 12 Inch Mandrel

Revolving stepped aluminum mandrel on nickel-plated center base. Allows for a full 360 degree horizontal or vertical rotation. Ideal for wax model building or metal clay work. Smoothly and easily turn your piece as you work. Sizes 4-14 clearly marked on the stepped mandrel. Mandrel can easily be removed from stand for doing handheld detailed work. 6″ x 4″ base with a 12″ mandrel.

Bench Vise, 1-1/2 Inch Jaws||VIS-204.00

Bench Vise, 1-1/2 Inch Jaws

This vise with 1-1/2″ jaws offers a choice of clamping or screwing onto the bench. An excellent value and a necessity for every bench.

Now that you’ve received your wire, mandrel and vice – you are ready to create your first bracelet – but how do you measure it?

CLICK HERE for a quick tip from Albina Manning as she shares “How to Measure and Fit a Bangle Bracelet” plus, get a few other great additional patterns that you can do today!

Happy Wrapping!

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    May 29, 2016 at 3:21 am

    Thanks for the information know I know how to use the Round bracelet mandrel tool.