Starving artists like ourselves cannot afford the kind of tool to get a corrugated effect on thin metal strips and sheets. It will set you back a few hundred dollars! The texture is cool though as you can see from this past tutorial. The good news is you can get that same result with a tube wringer!
This simple tool is, as its name implies, used to squeeze out every last bit of industrial paste, gels, glues, paint etc. It's only around $20 for the metal version.
Check out the cool resin earrings video tutorial by Resin Obsession where she not only demonstrates how she uses a tube wringer to make corrugated metal forms but also a tubing cutter to cut little cylinders.
Note : you can buy pre-cut metal strips so those adverse to the jewelry saw need not worry!
Not into corrugation? If you have a pasta machine for polymer clay work, try using texture plates with it on thin metal sheets. A die cutting machine like the Sizzix can also be used with texture plates.
Before You Go:
- Book Review - Spotlight on Wire
- How to Sandpaper Texture Metal for Jewelry
- How to Make a Textured Silver Bracelet in under 3 Minutes
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