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Bangles and Chains

About this design:

I love these bracelets because they are simple, inexpensive, and easy to make.
I get a ton of complements on these. It cracks me up because they are so easy to make.


Hammered Copper tubing,copper wire, copper chain.

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    Might be simple; but, I agree they are wonderful. I love them all.

  2. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    fun! This is just the kind of thing i bet sells really well! would be perfect for an art show, or juried show. I like the first one best

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    LeighAnn F says:

    Love them all! Great golly, how I love them!!

  4. JulzJewlz
    JulzJewlz says:

    These are so fun to make and wear. I have like a dozen other design ideas, I just haven’t had a chance to do them yet. I love bangles and if i wear bracelets I like to wear several. So these are perfect for wearing 3 at a time.

  5. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Holy Cow, Julie, you are on one whale of a copper kick and IT IS GREAT! Love the copper tube bangles. How do you make the holes in the ends of the tubes? Mind if I give it a try? Looks like total fun!

  6. MoonBell
    MoonBell says:

    Ooh! So pretty, I was at a Lowe’s (3 1/2 hours away) the other day, can’t believe I didn’t remember to get some of the copper tubing!

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    ….easy to make, huh!?
    Sooooo, you wanna’ tell us how? Hmmmm? :-D
    These are just fantastic!

    Gotta’ know, how do you attach the wire links inside the tube for the clasp? Please? :-)

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    K H says:

    Is that like the tubing they use to run water lines to refrigerators and coffee pots? Did you just pound it with a hammer until it was no longer round and then shape it?

  9. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Wow! These are fantastic! Love them all! :D

  10. JulzJewlz
    JulzJewlz says:

    KH…Yes Lots of hammering!
    MaryS…On the first one I just strung the chain through the tubing before I hammered the tubing.
    On the other one I used a piece of 16 gauge wire, strung it through the tubing before I hammered it and made eye holes.
    MoonBell…so sorry. I am notorious for doing things like that!
    L.R.C. I don’t mind at all if you try it. I love working with copper because I have Rhuematoid Arthris and the copper is easier to work with. I used a hole punch. It’s one the you pound with a hammer to make them. It even works on the double layer of tubing.

  11. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    I love all 3 of these wonderful bracelet designs, Julz! Thanks for the tips! :D

  12. Jewelry by Shannon
    Jewelry by Shannon says:

    Julz, I love all of them too … looks like they’d be a lot of fun to make, especially with all the hammering!! SLS

  13. JulzJewlz
    JulzJewlz says:

    The hammering is the best way to rid yourself of anxiety and frustration!!

  14. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    very cool!

  15. Chicky Bear-Tara
    Chicky Bear-Tara says:

    Love these! Very pretty!

  16. Leigh D
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    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    Julz, these are fabulous! I love them all! Thanks for the tips on making them…now I wish I had kept some copper tubing I used to have..where do you get your tubing?

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