Finding My Place, a Bangle Tip
by Susan LeGuyader
I've been in a silver bangle making mood lately. I actually made some for myself and I find myself wearing them all the time. I love the music they make as they move together.
Instructions
While making my bangles, I was in the texturing and final clean up stages of the making and I found myself not knowing where I started, which meant I didn't know where to end. Something had to be done or I would end up being there forever and also, I would have an uneven texture and finish.
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Marking the mandrel wouldn't work, as I would rub it off with my hand. I decided to use a black marker and mark the solder line on my bangle. This line gave me the ability to track where I started and stopped and when to flip the bangle around to keep the finish even.
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By marking the solder line, I took extra care around that area, ensuring the texture was even but also to protect the solder seam. It worked, I was able to keep track and was finished in no time. And a final quick clean up with some rubbing alcohol and it was gone.

I hope this quick tip helps you in your production of bangle bracelets and other jewelry.
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Susan LeGuyader's Finding My Place, a Bangle Tip - , General Education, Filing, Finishing, bangle tip

Materials

22 Gauge Square Half Hard .925 Sterling Silver Wire
H8-22SQH
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1FT
  • Price: $2.04
  • Gold Club Price: $1.53
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Tools

7 Piece Mini TruStrike Hammer Set with Stand
HAM-520.70
  • HAM-520.70
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $140.54
  • Gold Club Price: $105.40
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  • Category: General Education
  • Technique(s): Filing / Finishing