Daily Wire Tip Sept. 19: Wire for a Bangle Bracelet

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Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for
September 19, 2011

Question:

I want to get your cuff bracelet video. It looks like flat wire is used in it. Where do I find flat wire?

-Annie in Huntsville, Alabama

Answer:

Hi Annie, the only wire used in my Cuff Bracelet design is square! Anything that looks “flattened” has been done by using a chasing hammer, during the construction process.

Cold Filigree Cuff Bracelet
Dale Armstrong’s Cold Filigree Wide Cuff Bracelet

I hope you enjoy the DVD, because as usual I don’t just teach a project but I also talk about how to make variations, ways to price, how to use certain tools, etc. And while creating the bracelet, you will also learn how to make “cold filigree“! As a progressive instructor, the reason I made instructional DVDs is to teach how to execute certain techniques, with the hope that after a student learns them (while making the specific project) that you will take them into future designs of your own! You can find many of the supplies used in the instructional DVDs in our DVD Supply Lists section.

Answer contributed by Dale "Cougar" Armstrong

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3 Comments

  1. avatar

    Mary

    September 19, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    Annie:

    Are you perhaps referring to “pattern wire”? when you say flat?
    In the All-Wire Bangle Bracelet, one of the Beginner’s DVDs, one could think that the middle is a piece of flat wire when you glance at the picture but it is actually several square wires stacked and bundled together.

    As Dale has stated in her Filigree Wide Cuff Bracelet, it has been hammered

  2. avatar

    crystal set

    September 29, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    Are you perhaps referring to “pattern wire”?

    • avatar

      dalecgr

      September 30, 2011 at 9:54 am

      While I do use pattern wire in bracelet designs, the video in question for my “Cuff” bracelet, is cold filigree and square wire.

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