I thought some of you may be interested in a simple start to finish description of my bangle bracelets. This isn’t a tutorial just a simple run through of how I make the copper bangle bracelets.
All my bangles start out from heavy gauge copper wire. I need to pull it apart and cut it to length.
A large pile of wire, cut to length ready to be filed and brought into a rough circle shape to be soldered.
Filed and brought into a rough circle shape ready for soldering.
Soldered wire, ready to be hammered round. This is now ready to be hammered into a proper bangle shape.
A nice little pile of bangles hammered into a bangle shape. Ready for texture hammers!
Bangles textured! These are now ready for patina’s. I have about 10 different patina styles and colors I choose from.
They might wind up looking like this after patina.
Or they might wind up looking like this!