Monday, 30 January 2012

The Birth of a Bangle.

Bangles are very popular at the moment, and they are fun to make! This triple bangle was a commission - three bangles interlinked with three freely moving hoops. A bangle should jangle.

This bangle started its life as round wire, cut to length, soldered closed then formed around a bangle mandrel into three perfectly round separate bangles.

One bangle then has to be cut open, linked with the other two then soldered closed again, so they are permanently linked. Three small silver hoops are constructed in a similar way only around a smaller mandrel, they are looped around all three bangles and soldered closed.

Ah congratulations - you have a lovely healthy shiny bangle - this bangle is given a super soft satin finish.  Next bangle making workshop is Saturday March 3rd.