There's something magical about the combination of hematite and gold. Add an industrial inspired design and you've got a glamorous little bangle with a rock and roll edge. This is large enough to slip on the wrist and light enough to make a bunch and stack them on your wrist. Change up the color palette to suit your style. (Tip: You can these u-shaped components to make earrings, bracelet links, or connect them together to make scales for a cascading design, they're incredibly versatile.)
Cut a length of wire that will fit around your wrist comfortably leaving 2" for front components. This is a bangle, so it will need to slide on and off your wrist. Wrap wire around a bracelet mandrel or a dowel that is the size of your wrist.
Use round nose pliers to create loops in both ends of the wire as shown. The loops are curing inward.
Place bracelet on steel block and use flat end of chasing hammer to work harden and flatten wire.
Cut two 2.25" wire segments, bend them over the handle of your chasing hammer as shown, forming to equal "u" shapes.
Use round nose pliers to turn loops in both ends of your u-shape as shown. Repeat for both components
Hammer front end of u-shapes flat on bench block using the flat end of your chasing hammer.
Wrap brass wire around the u-shapes four times.
Cut off excess wire. Tuck ends and adjust coil using chain nose pliers. Make two of these, coils should be on opposite sides.
Connect u-shapes using a 6mm jump ring.
Attach 4mm jump rings to the ends of the u-shapes. Thread these into the ends of the bracelet form you made earlier. Secure closed. Repeat for both shapes.
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