Patti Bullard's Right Angles Cuff, Classic Wire Jewelry. Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry. Get your Wubbers Classic Wide Flat Nose Pliers ready for a creative adventure and you can easily make this no-fail project that will turn out different every time! This pattern is so simple to make, yet filled with numerous design possibilities.
Right Angles Cuff
by Patti Bullard
  • Category: Classic
  • Technique(s): Wrapping
  • Skill Level: Beginner
Get your Wubbers Classic Wide Flat Nose Pliers ready for a creative adventure and you can easily make this no-fail project that will turn out different every time! This pattern is so simple to make, yet filled with numerous design possibilities. Your Wubbers Classic Wide Flat Nose Pliers are perfect for working with the recommended 14-gauge wire and for making the angled bends that will complete your design.

Special Instructions: Patti Bullard, Ph.D is a jewelry artist and instructor as well as the creator of the Wubbers pliers brand! You'll love this simple tutorial, which includes step-by-step directions on using Liver of Sulfur.

A big thank-you to Patti and Wubbers for sharing this pattern with us!

Materials

14 Gauge Round Dead Soft Copper Wire
H11-14D
  • Lesson Quantity: 120.00 inches
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  • Price: $11.26
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Liver of Sulfur 4 oz
SOL-600.04
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $14.97
  • Gold Club Price: $11.23
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Tools

Classic Wubbers Wide Flat Nose Pliers
G2-1238
  • G2-1238
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C.H.P Milano Italian Flush Cutter, 5 1/2 Inches
PLR-487.00
  • PLR-487.00
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  • Price: $14.97
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Xuron Flush Cutter - Pack of 1
G2-504
  • G2-504
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  • Price: $19.95
  • Gold Club Price: $14.96
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Premium Steel Bench Block 2 1/2 X 2 1/2
G17-9
  • G17-9
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $15.97
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Professional Texturing Hammer With 12 Faces
HAM-480.00
  • HAM-480.00
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  • Price: $47.97
  • Gold Club Price: $35.98
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Weighted Rawhide Mallet
HAM-408.00
  • HAM-408.00
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  • Price: $48.97
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Steel Oval Smooth Bracelet Mandrel
G7-20
  • G7-20
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
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  • Price: $39.95
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Fine Point Stainless Steel Tweezers
TWZ-701.70
  • TWZ-701.70
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
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  • Price: $3.97
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Instructions
Step 1
Flush cut each end of the 14-gauge wire.
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Step 2
Using your Wubbers Classic Wide Flat Nose Pliers, form a triangle shape with the wire. You can use the width of the jaw of the Wubbers Wide Flat Nose Pliers to form each side of the triangle.
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Step 3
You will now begin to make random bends in the wire. You can achieve some nice effects crossing the wire over and under itself randomly, alternating as you work. Keep the overall shape of the bracelet very similar to the template provided below.
Copy and paste this link into your browser for a a downloadable version of the template: https://www.wirejewelry.com/images/patti_bullard/right_angles_cuff/right-angle-cuff-template.pdf
Patti Bullard's Right Angles Cuff - , Classic Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry,
Patti Bullard's Right Angles Cuff - , Classic Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry,
Patti Bullard's Right Angles Cuff - , Classic Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry,
Step 4
For the second end of the bracelet, you will need to form another triangle shape before cutting the wire. Flush cut the wire in the appropriate place, and adjust it so that the end of the wire is flush against the first side of the triangle.
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Step 5
You may wish to add interest to your design by lightly hammering the flat bracelet.

With the large head of a polished, slightly dome-faced chasing hammer, gently flatten the metal, working your way from one end to the other and then back up the opposite side. Evaluate as you work to make sure that you are getting a desired effect and that you are not over-hammering. You can add additional texture by using the small head of your hammer.

Still using the small head of the hammer, you may wish to hammer gently where the wire crosses over itself to add some texture and interest. If too much pressure is used where the wire crosses over itself, you will most likely get an undesired effect and there is even a possibility of breaking or cutting the wire.
Patti Bullard's Right Angles Cuff - , Classic Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry,
Patti Bullard's Right Angles Cuff - , Classic Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry,
Step 6
Shape the flat bracelet into an oval shape using an oval bracelet mandrel.

After working with the wire to make your bracelet, it should be hardened and "springy" enough so that the bracelet will hold its shape. However, if desired, you can work harden it further by placing it on a bracelet mandrel and tapping it with a rawhide hammer.
Patti Bullard's Right Angles Cuff - , Classic Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry,
Patti Bullard's Right Angles Cuff - , Classic Wire Jewelry, Wire Wrapping, Wrapping, Wire Wrapping Jewelry,
Step 7
Once you have the desired shape completed, you may need to adjust some of the edges of the bracelet. To do this, use the Wubbers Wide Flat Nose Pliers to turn the bends of the wire so that their angle is slightly downward. They should be down against the wrist rather than tilted upward and away from the wrist.
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Step 8:
Adding Liver of Sulphur
In this step, you will add a beautiful antique finish to your cuff.

In a well-ventilated area, add a small amount of Liver of Sulphur Gel to a glass bowl of about 8 oz. of hot, not boiling water. There should be enough water to completely submerse your bracelet and the water will be a bright yellow to light brown color. Stir with your tweezers until mixed. Take care not to get the mixture on your hands and avoid breathing the fumes. You may wish to wear a pair of Nitrile gloves to protect your hands.

Using a pair of stainless steel tweezers, lower the bracelet into the solution. Allow the bracelet to turn completely black, then remove it from the solution and rinse thoroughly with running water. To dispose of the liver of sulfur solution, it is fine to dilute it with plenty of water and pour it down the drain, flushing the pipes with water for a few minutes afterward.
Step 9
Completely dry the bracelet, which should now be a matte black color. Use a piece of #0000 steel wool and rub/polish each section of the bracelet until you remove the desired amount of the black and your bracelet has the antique look that you desire.
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Step 10
Before declaring your bracelet ready to wear, place it on a flat surface so that you can make sure that its shape is perfect. It should rest on the surface evenly, and should not appear "warped." Make any needed adjustments with your Wubbers. Flip the bracelet over and check it from that direction too.
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