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Summer Garden Bracelet
Cassie Donlen
Originally published in Step by Step Wire Jewelry Summer Preview 2008

Photo by Jim Lawson.

Summer Garden Bracelet originally published in Step by Step Wire Jewelry, Summer Preview 2008. ©Interweave Press, LLC Not to be reprinted. All rights reserved

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The ends will melt directly at the directly join. individually cut each silverhas rings has aflush blunt cut. Take an 8" strip ofstrip 14g fine silver cutters. They When the silver starts to develop a white ference until the shape is circular. Quickly remove the the and fuse together.film. and remove. might be at an angle. gently gently tap all tap around the ring’s the a shape isperfect not a perfect circle. film. They block. the shape is perfect not a circle. it’s it’sfor ready for fusing. Quench infor water fast cooling. The ends will melt and fuse together. might beangle. Using a rawhide perfectly with no open for the heat one ring at by a time slowly the mandrel. Take rings from size 11 are needed. They They When the silver starts to develop a white ference until the shape is circular. heat.com/jewleryprojects for more great projects! page 2 . Using a rawhide mallet. tipwire of thewire silver wire the 5 section of mandrel a ring rings. Theymeet must meet block. evenly cle. WHAT YOU NEED • 12"–14" of 14-gauge round fine silver wire • Wire cutters • Needle nose pliers • Steel ring mandrel • Butane torch • Ceramic firing block • Rawhide/plastic mallet • Steel block • Chasing hammer • Brass hammer • Metal stamp with swirl pattern • Liver-of-sulfur and fine steel wool • 3' of 20-gauge dead soft silver wire • Chain nose pliers • Round nose pliers • 3. This is a two part article that covers both the making of the fused silver rings. and if flush needed.com. heat. Quickly and fuse together. anothrings from size 11 are 11 needed. mallet. and remove Take anothrings from size are needed. Wrap the wire around wrapped loop. it’sfilm. 1 1 1 2 2 2 3 3 3 With pliers. File the ends four times. rings Three rings from 5 and you the used. Don’t if worry if moving the in a circular motion. The ends will melt directly at the join. er 8" strand of wrap itwrap flush ifflush needed. perfectly withperfectly no open space for thespace heat up oneup ring atup a time slowly the mandrel. 8 • Toggle clasp • 6 assorted lampwork beads Resource: Silver rings and lampwork beads from glassbeadle. Using a rawhide mallet. Making the rings. Quench in water fast cooling. Summer Garden Bracelet originally published in Step by Step Wire Jewelry. Three from size 5 size and two used. fused Making the fused Using a pair heavy duty wire Make sure each open Using a pair of heavy duty wire Make sure each open of end the of the Using a pair of heavy dutyof wire Make sure each open end ofend the Take an 8" strip of 14g fine silver cutters. turning them turning into single Depending on theon type of wire cutters the size 5ring section of mandrel a ring mandrel rings. turning them into single Depending the type of wireof cutters round round wire. cle. 8" strand of wire. all tap around the circumring’s silver to fuseto properly. ready fusing.5mm ID 18-gauge jump rings. Three rings from size two 5you and two you used. at an angle. All rights reserved publishers of Step by Step Wire Jewelry magazine…join the online beading community at BeadingDaily. Aim the flame be will reshaped after fusing. individually cut each silver rings silver rings has cut. and remove it. fused rings. be reshaped after fusing. silver fuse properly. Aim the flame will be will reshaped after fusing. gently all around thecircumring’s circumsilver fuseto properly. close Align rings on a ceramic the rings back into a cirWith needle nose pliers. anditwrap it if needed. individually cut each a blunt round wire. them one at one a time onto with nospace open for the heat one ring atby a time by slowly the mandrel. ©Interweave Press. LLC Not to be reprinted. er 8" strand ofand wire. Aim the flame at the join.Lampwork Beads join forces with fused rings. Slide them at one a time onto each ring snugly. Take an 8" of 14g fine silver cutters. tip the of the silver four times. Don’t if worry moving the torch intorch a circular motion. mandrel three times. mandrel three times. Quickly remove the remove heat. Wrap the wire around wrapped loop. Using a butane torch. Theymeet must block. Don’t worry moving the torch in a circular motion.com Visit interweavestore. ready for fusing. might be at an File the ends four times. the shape is not circle. When the silver starts to develop a white ference until the shape is circular. People are drawn to unusual jewelry that can’t be found on a store shelf. Slide them at a time onto each ring snugly. Quench infor water fast for cooling. tip the of the silver the size 5 size section of a rings. Wrap the wire around wrapped loop. Summer Preview 2008. them into single Depending on the type wire cutters wire. Incorporating handmade fused silver rings within a simple bracelet design turns it into something unique and special. needle nose close pliers. Align the rings on a ceramic firing firing Reshape theback rings back into a cirnose close rings on a the ceramic firing Reshape the Reshape rings into a cir4 5 6 4 needle 5 the 6Slide 4 With 5 Align 6 evenly each ring must snugly. and remove it. 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