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Curly Bangle

About this design:

This bangle is made with 14ga red brass wire. I had forgotten how difficult this gauge of brass could be. I had to use the torch a couple of times toward the end just to make it bendable. The wonderful patina is from using the torch. I just polished the high spots with 4/0 steel wool. Next bangle will definitely be made with copper!


14 gauge red brass wire and the torch

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    JC Hamm says:

    Wow, another hit!!

  2. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Thanks JC. Bangles are fun especially if you use the right gauge wire. :D

  3. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    This is just beautiful, the red brass looks awesome! Great wire working!

  4. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    This is beautiful!! I am still so wet behind the ears when it comes to wirework and I would so love to be able to do this!!! You are the queen of these!!

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    Beadaholic1 says:

    I agree with Becky…and I too, wish I was more adept at wirework…you are the best!

  6. Asia
    Asia says:

    Me three :D

  7. SquirrelGirl aka Angela
    SquirrelGirl aka Angela says:

    This is absoutely beautiful! What skill you have, and I love the patina you achieved with the torch! I haven’t been able to get any good results in my attempts to patina bare brass so I must try this!l

  8. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Wowza! This is freakin awesome!

  9. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Thanks for all of the nice compliments everyone. Y’all can do this kind of wire work, too. It’s just a scribble design in wire. However, if you want to try it I would suggest you play around with 16 gauge copper wire or aluminum wire. Brass wire isn’t always friendly. :D

  10. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Well, I just bought a torch, but I think I’ll start off with headpins… :-)

  11. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Love this wild wire design. Wrangling it into submission was worth it!

  12. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Love this!

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