Introduction: Steel Bracelet
Step 1: Get Your Wire
Cut two pieces of wire about 15” long.
Hold the ends of the wire with pliers and rake them, one at a time, over a metal rod.
I used my hammer while stepping on it. This helps to straiten the wire out for the next step.
Step 2: Twist
Fold the wires in half. Anchor the looped ends. Again, I used my hammer while stepping on it.
Arrange the wires so they are free of any tangles and clamp them in the jaws of locking pliers.
Twist the wires until you have your desired amount of twists in it.
Cut the looped end open and remove it from the anchor.
Step 3: Hammer
Use a smooth faced hammer on a smooth surface to hammer the wires flat.
Try your best to hammer the wire squarely. If the wire starts to wander away from being strait, lightly hammer the bracelet on edge to straiten it back out.
Keep on hammering until the bracelet is a uniform with.
Step 4: Solder
If you don’t have means to solder you can files the ends of the bracelet. Just make sure no sharp edges are left behind.
Cut the bracelet to length.
Apply flux paste to the ends and to the nuts. Use a torch to solder them on.
File off any excess solder.
Step 5: Polish
Sand the bracelet with progressively finer sand paper.
Finally, polish with polishing compound and a buffing wheel.
Step 6: Form the Shape
Use a circular form to start the shape in the bracelet. I used the bottom of my torch.
Form the final shape by hand.