• How to Make a Bangle Bracelet

    So, you love making bracelets. However, you have created all sorts of beaded patterns, which is why you are looking for a new challenge. If this is you, then find out new ways to create this accessory by learning how to make a bangle bracelet! Bangles are a fashion-forward way to enhance your everyday outfit. They look chic and hip, and they are making a comeback!

    This post will teach you how to make a bangle bracelet using a micro torch. So, grab the following supplies and let’s get started!

     

    • Rawhide or Plastic Mallet
    • Paper Strip
    • Round Bracelet Mandrel
    • 14-gauge wire
    • Anvil or Bench Block
    • Ruler
    • File or Sandpaper
    • Ruler
    • Butane Torch Setup
    • Paste Solder
    • Two Pairs of Chain-Nose Pliers
    • Safety Glasses

    Step One

    DIY wire bangle materials

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    Measure the coil by using your template. Trim the ends with a flush wire cutter and form a circle. Do not worry about the rough edges, as it will be fine-tuned later. All you have to do for now is to flush the tips.

    Step Two

    diy wire bangle

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    Measure the coil by using your template. Trim the ends with a flush wire cutter and form a circle. Do not worry about the rough edges, as it will be fine-tuned later. All you have to do for now is to flush the tips.

    Step Three

    how to make your own bangle bracelets

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    It can be tricky to get uniformly heated up to soldering temperature to make the paste solder to flow when working on a long piece of wire. However, it can be done easier by using two kiln bricks. These tools enable you to concentrate the heat on the join when soldering.

    Put another brick as a backdrop on your soldering surface. The extra block servesas a mini-oven so that the coil gets heated evenly and quickly. Use a solder pick to apply a two-to-three-millimeter drop of paste solder on the join.

    Step Four

    how to make metal bangles

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    Heat the wire cord evenly as you did with the loops. That way, the solder runs through the join.

    Step Five

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    Dampen and dry the bracelet and slip it through the mandrel to shape it. Gently hammer it with a mallet to mold and work-harden.

    If you use a metal hammer to smack the bracelet, you need to stretch it up to make it bigger.

    Step Six

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    Rub the surface with a file or sandpaper to remove any excess solder.

    Step Seven

    wire for bracelets

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    Use the sandpaper again or put it in a pickle to get rid of the first scale. Apply a pro polish pad to buff.

    There you have it! You may add charms or beads to your bangle bracelet to spice up your accessory.