Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Easy Wire Work Bangle Tutorial

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Wire work doesn't have to be hard.  Here is another easy and forgiving design - a leaf and vine wire work bangle tutorial by Rena Klingenberg. The informal swirls and wraps are what makes this a forgiving one.  You don't have to be precise and you can come up with your own look.


If you don't have any bracelet mandrels, use something like a can from the pantry to help you form the bangle.  Another useful source of mandrels is your local hardware store.  Just check out the plumbing section or even the auto exhaust ones for metal pipes.

Remember to work harden the wire work by hammering (it doesn't have to be hard) the bangle with a nylon hammer or rubber mallet while it is still on the mandrel.

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7 comments:

  1. What a beauty! And a really easy tutorial to follow!

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  2. Love this free form bangle bracelet by Rena! She has some great tutorials on her blog !

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  3. Thank you again, Pearl. I haven't purchased a bracelets mandrel due to the expense. Your substitute ideas are great.

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    1. Mary - my favorite substitute bracelet mandrel is the 2 1/2 inch pipe from the car exhaust parts of my local hardware store. It is very strong for hammering on!

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  4. Beautiful bracelet Pearl! I did not know there was a bracelet mandrel -you are so full of information!

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    1. The commercial ones even come with 2 options - round or oval!

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