In this video, I teach how to measure and weld a Permanent Bangle Bracelet from scratch (using wire). I will introduce different wire thicknesses – 12ga (2mm) to 18ga (1mm) using sterling silver wire, and welding using the Orion Micro Welder mPulse 30. I will demonstrate 2 different methods to calculate the wire required for a bracelet (using chain for oval shape and also simple geometry for a circular bangle), and then I go through the process of welding, adjusting the length and polishing the final bangle, to get the best result. At the end I include bonus tips on resizing existing bangles and also forming oval shaped bangles using a bracelet mandrel.
Note: You should not sand gold filled wire because it will compromise the bonded gold layer. It is advisable to use argon gas to minimize oxidation.
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