Round Mandrels
by Judy Larson
Jewelry makers use a lot of wire and sheet metal that needs to be rounded or re-rounded after being bent out of shape. There are many different round mandrels, but these four will get a lot of use in your studio and fit the majority of your needs.
Instructions
From left to right: Bezel Mandrel-6mm to 12mm; Ring Mandrel-sizes will vary, but generally ring size 1 through 13 to 15; Hoop Mandrel-10mm to 50mm or 3/8" to 2"; Bracelet Mandrel-Sizes of round bracelet mandrels vary. The one shown here is 38mm to 76mm or 1½" to 2¾".
Judy Larson's Round Mandrels - , Tools For Wire Jewelry, Tools, round mandrels
Judy Larson's Round Mandrels - , Tools For Wire Jewelry, Tools, round mandrels
What happens when you need a mandrel for something like a small soldered ring? Enter the Acculoop Precision Round Nose Pliers. The conical jaws can make loops 2mm to 8mm. The widest part of the cone on the 8mm side is actually 9mm. Rotating and squeezing the ring to re-round it will not mar the metal if a piece of plastic tubing is slipped on the side opposite the ring. Jump rings are hard to texture around the outside, but holding them in place and texturing on these pliers is easy with the tubing. Another bonus, when using the markings to make a coil of wire, the plastic tubing protects the coil from dents in the wire that are common when making coils with pliers.
Judy Larson's Round Mandrels - , Tools For Wire Jewelry, Tools, round mandrels
Judy Larson's Round Mandrels - , Tools For Wire Jewelry, Tools, round mandrels

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Premium Jump Ring Mandrels - Set of 2
G7-50
  • G7-50
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
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  • Price: $15.97
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Round Hard Wood Bracelet Mandrel - 15 Inches
G7-33
  • G7-33
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
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  • Price: $14.97
  • Gold Club Price: $11.23
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Stainless Steel Ring Mandrel Sizes 1-15
G7-2
  • G7-2
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
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  • Price: $32.95
  • Gold Club Price: $24.71
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Steel Bracelet Mandrels - Round
MAN-216.00
  • MAN-216.00
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
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  • Price: $37.97
  • Gold Club Price: $28.48
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Steel Hoop Mandrel
MAN-214.00
  • MAN-214.00
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $28.97
  • Gold Club Price: $21.73
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Wubbers Half-Round Mandrel Pliers - Jumbo
PLR-1690
  • PLR-1690
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
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  • Price: $43.90
  • Gold Club Price: $32.93
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Wubbers Round Mandrel Pliers - 5 Plier Set
G15-18
  • G15-18
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
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  • Price: $149.95
  • Gold Club Price: $112.46
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Wubbers Half-Round Mandrel Pliers - Small
PLR-1660
  • PLR-1660
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
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  • Price: $39.95
  • Gold Club Price: $29.96
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6 Step Barrel Plier - Pack of 1
G2-503
  • G2-503
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
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  • Price: $18.95
  • Gold Club Price: $14.21
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