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Featured Tool: Round Stepped Bracelet Mandrel
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.
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:
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.
Now that you’ve received your wire, mandrel and vice – you are ready to create your first bracelet – but how do you measure it?