Featured Tool: Bracelet and Neck Mandrels

By on June 27, 2016
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by Judy Ellis, Wirejewelry.com

Wire Jewelry Tool Tip for June 27th, 2016

Bracelet and Neck Mandrels

by Kate Richbourg

Are you busily making summer bracelets and necklaces with beautiful wire and beads? I hope you are… Today we have a quick video tip from Kate. She gives us some simple guidelines to using the Neck and Bracelet Mandrels. In addition, I’ve included a great tip on making a two beautiful pattern wire bracelets by Rhonda Chase.

Kate says:


 

 

Mandrels available:

Polished Necklace Mandrel, Economy||MAN-235.00

Polished Necklace Mandrel, Economy

To shape necklaces perfectly and easily a neck mandrel is essential. You can work metals or use the neck mandrel to form wax with this economy model crafted in India. Your necklaces will be the perfect length and fit every time. Measures 8-1/2″ x 7-3/4″ x 7″. Weighs 6.5 lbs.


 

Economy Oval Bracelet Mandrel, 14 Inches||MAN-217.00

Economy Oval Bracelet Mandrel, 14 Inches

Smooth steel oval mandrel is designed for bracelets with a taper from 2-1/8″ x 3″ to 1-1/4″ x 1-3/8″. Length 15″. Weighs 7.1lbs. Also available in round, MAN-216.00.


Pattern Wire Bracelet Patterns from Rhonda Chase:

Cherry Drops Bracelet:

  • Rhonda cut and filed sections of patterned copper wire and they were brushed with a Birchwood Casey M24 patina and buffed with a rubber Dremel bit.
  • Holes were punched with a helicopter punch.
  • The sections were accented with color using solvent dyes by Sculpt Nouveau.
  • Copper jump rings and wire wrapped cherry quartz drops finish the piece adding lots of movement

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Amber Waves

Wire Wrapped Bracelet:

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I hope you enjoyed these two patterns from Rhonda Chase. If you’d like to receive more patterns like this sent directly to your inbox, CLICK HERE!

Happy Wrapping!

 

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