Cheryl Strait's Multi-stone Cuff Bracelet, Contemporary Wire Jewelry. Filing, Finishing, Sawing, Saw, Wire Saw, Butane Torch, Soldering, Solder. I challenged myself to bezel and tube set gemstones in one piece, as well as use an open work cuff design.
Multi-stone Cuff Bracelet
by Cheryl Strait
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Technique(s): Filing / Finishing, Sawing, Butane Torch Techniques
  • Skill Level: Advanced
I challenged myself to bezel and tube set gemstones in one piece, as well as use an open work cuff design.
For the Cuff Bracelet I used Indian Blanket Jasper, which is a semi -precious stone, it gets it's name from colors and patterns it shares with Native American fabrics.
Indian blanket Jasper is mined in Utah, at the Enterprise Mine, which closed in 2004. Because of this if you are happen to have one you probably should hang onto it.
The Stone itself is rich with colors ranging from purple to black to yellow.
The Metaphysical properties: It is known as a Nurturing Stone. It aids in confidence and helps rid all of irrational fears. The Stone is one of gentleness, comfort and relaxation. It's said to give protection and help you deal with negative energies.
I also choose Yellow citrine and Amethyst to accent the stone in tube setting.
The Metaphysical Properties of Citrine: Enlightenment, Optimism, Warmth and Clarity.
The Metaphysical Properties of Amethyst: healing powers to help with physical ailments, emotional issues and in Energy healing and chakra balancing. It promotes calm Balance and Peace.

Materials

24 Gauge Dead Soft Sterling Silver Sheet - 6 Inches
H8-24SM6
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sterling bezel wire
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sterling tubing
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sterling flat wire
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faceted gemstones
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Large oval cabochon
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Tools

Premium Steel Bracelet Mandrel - Oval
MAN-217.00
  • MAN-217.00
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Flat Face Chasing Hammer with Wood Handle - Economy
G3-14
  • G3-14
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Basic Soldering Kit
G15-4
  • G15-4
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Pickle Pot, 16 Ounces
CLN-584.00
  • CLN-584.00
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Sparex Number 2 Pickling Compound
SOL-802.10
  • SOL-802.10
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stone setting punches
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bezel setter
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zam
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Instructions
Step 1
Form the cuff on the mandrel using two strips of flat sterling wire gauge and length of your choice. Solder solder on the ends, clean and set aside.
Cheryl Strait's Multi-stone Cuff Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Filing, Finishing, Sawing, Saw, Wire Saw, Butane Torch, Soldering, Solder, multi stone cuff bracelet
Step 2
Create a back plate from sterling sheet, using bezel strip wire. Form around the jasper, cut and solder into place. Use t pins to hold the bezel in place because the bezel is so large.
Cheryl Strait's Multi-stone Cuff Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Filing, Finishing, Sawing, Saw, Wire Saw, Butane Torch, Soldering, Solder, multi stone cuff bracelet
Cheryl Strait's Multi-stone Cuff Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Filing, Finishing, Sawing, Saw, Wire Saw, Butane Torch, Soldering, Solder, multi stone cuff bracelet
Cheryl Strait's Multi-stone Cuff Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Filing, Finishing, Sawing, Saw, Wire Saw, Butane Torch, Soldering, Solder, multi stone cuff bracelet
Step 3
Measure and cut tubing to fit. Sand the bottom creating a tooth for it to attach and solder them into place.
Turn the cuff over and solder the back plate onto it. Clean.
Cheryl Strait's Multi-stone Cuff Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Filing, Finishing, Sawing, Saw, Wire Saw, Butane Torch, Soldering, Solder, multi stone cuff bracelet
Step 4
Using a heart bur, drill the tubes, making it ready to receive the faceted stones. Being careful to drill straight up and down.
Step 5
Using a setting punch, secure the tube around the stone using a circular motion. You can also use a bezel setter for added security.
Step 6
Use the flex shaft and Zam to buff the piece to a shine.
Cheryl Strait's Multi-stone Cuff Bracelet - , Contemporary Wire Jewelry, Filing, Finishing, Sawing, Saw, Wire Saw, Butane Torch, Soldering, Solder, multi stone cuff bracelet