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Raw Materials for STACKED Course
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Raw Materials for STACKED Course

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These are the raw materials I use in the online course, STACKED: Bangle Techniques.

 

Please note that you do not have to use the same gauges, wires, or embellishments that I did; however, should you want to- here they are for easy access. 

NOTE: When it comes to deciding how much wire/stock to order, I recommend watching/reading the "Sizing and Measuring" segment of the online course PRIOR to purchasing your raw materials!  Once you understand the formula used for sizing bangles appropriately, you'll be able to use the information provided in the item listings (gauge or thickness) to best determine the quantity you need based on the size and quantity you want to make.

 

Sterling Silver Round Wire, 6-Ga., Dead Soft

This is the thickest wire I demo with for this online course. It's the gauge I use for the bangle that has notches pierced into it. A substantial, luxurious weight for hefty bangles that make a statement. The length you'll need to order will be determined by the size you require and the quantity you'd like to make. Please check the video segment on "Sizing & Measuring" in order to help you know how much you need to purchase.

Sterling Silver Round Wire, 12-Ga., Dead Soft

The length you'll need to order will be determined by the size you require and the quantity you'd like to make. Please check the video segment on "Sizing & Measuring" in order to help you know how much you need to purchase.

Sterling Silver Round Wire, 14-Ga., Dead Soft

The length you'll need to order will be determined by the size you require and the quantity you'd like to make. Please check the video segment on "Sizing & Measuring" in order to help you know how much you need to purchase.

Sterling Silver Round Wire, 16-Ga., Dead Soft

This gauge wire will make ultra-slender bangles that look beautiful when piled on in tall stacks. I do not recommend going finer than 16g for making bangles, as anything less will easily lose it's shape and structure. The length you'll need to order will be determined by the size you require and the quantity you'd like to make. Please check the video segment on "Sizing & Measuring" in order to help you know how much you need to purchase.

Sterling Silver 2.4mm Full-Bead Wire, Dead Soft

Makes a beautiful, lightweight bracelet when left with beads rounded or hammered flat into a string of sequins. The length you'll need to order will be determined by the size you require and the quantity you'd like to make. Please check the video segment on "Sizing & Measuring" in order to help you know how much you need to purchase.

Sterling Silver 2mm Full-Bead Wire, Dead Soft

A slightly finer bead wire than the 2.4mm version. Although Rio's website titles this product as being 2.2mm, it is closer to 2mm in thickness... enough to create a visual distinction between the two sizes. The length you'll need to order will be determined by the size you require and the quantity you'd like to make. Please check the video segment on "Sizing & Measuring" in order to help you know how much you need to purchase.

Sterling Silver 1.5mm Full-Bead Wire, Dead Soft

This is the finest gauge bead wire I'd recommend using to create bracelets... this will result in an ultra slender, delicate bangle. Beautiful when mixed with other gauges or plain round wire bangles that are equally delicate. The length you'll need to order will be determined by the size you require and the quantity you'd like to make. Please check the video segment on "Sizing & Measuring" in order to help you know how much you need to purchase.

Sterling Silver 3 x 1.5mm Rectangle Wire, Dead-Soft

A great, slender stock with ample thickness for stamping, texturing, or otherwise leaving untouched. Makes a sturdy bangle that's not too chunky or difficult to form by hand. The length you'll need to order will be determined by the size you require and the quantity you'd like to make. Please check the video segment on "Sizing & Measuring" in order to help you know how much you need to purchase.

Sterling Silver 1/4" Strip, 16-Ga., Dead Soft

A wider rectangular stock that works well for bangles that you'd like to texture or stamp. The length you'll need to order will be determined by the size you require and the quantity you'd like to make. Please check the video segment on "Sizing & Measuring" in order to help you know how much you need to purchase.

Sterling Silver 3mm Tube Crimp Bead

Use these as a hack in place of cutting your own tube tubing. I use these as connection points for charms, tags, and other embellishments on thicker bangles (12g or 14g).

Sterling Silver 2mm Tube Crimp Bead

Use these as a hack in place of cutting your own tube tubing. I use these as connection points for charms, tags, and other embellishments on finer gauge bangles (16g and occasionally 14g).

Sterling Silver 6mm Round Jump Ring

These open, slightly large jump rings allow space for you to add charms or other hanging embellishments to your bangles. The wider interior diameter makes soldering with larger torches easier should you not have access to a pinpoint flame as offered by the Smith Little Torch. ( NOTE: You can really use any size or gauge jump ring that you like, as long as it fits through both the item being attaching and the point at which the attachment is being made.)

Sterling Silver Kite-Shaped Component

These are the tiny charms I use to embellish several of my bangles in the demonstrations. You could use any style or size charm you like. (NOTE: The holes on these components are quite small... I'd recommend a 20g jump ring or finer for connecting them to your bangle; otherwise, you may find you need to drill or file the hole to accommodate larger gauge jump rings).

Sterling Silver 4mm Disc, 24-Ga., Soft

For the sake of simplicity (laziness), I use these tiny, precut 4mm discs to embellish the solder seams of double die-formed bangles. If you have patience and access to a disc cutter, you could easily make your own in whatever size and gauge you choose!

Sterling Silver 4mm Round Jump Ring

A slightly smaller jump ring that I used to connect dangles and accents to bangles. NOTE: You can really use any size or gauge jump ring that you like, as long as it fits through both the item being attaching and the point at which the attachment is being made.

Sterling Silver 3mm Round Jump Ring

Another smaller ring I used to connect charms to points on the bangle bracelets. (NOTE: You can really use any size or gauge jump ring that you like, as long as it fits through both the item being attaching and the point at which the attachment is being made.)

Sterling Silver 1.5mm Round Closed Ring

This is a CLOSED ring, and is the one I soldered to the bead wire to create connection points for accent dangles.

Sterling Silver 6.8mm Round Closed Ring

This is a CLOSED ring, and works well to bind stacks of bangles together into bundles.

.925 Sterling Silver Casting Grain

I use casting grain as an embellishment around the perimeter of my bangles. You could use sterling, as I do in the video demonstrations, or play around with another metal to create a mixed metals look.