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!
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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.
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.
Heat the wire cord evenly as you did with the loops. That way, the solder runs through the join.
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.
Rub the surface with a file or sandpaper to remove any excess solder.
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.