Sunday, November 23, 2014

A New Bangle Pattern Roller for My Rolling Mill!

I have to give my thanks to Deborah Read for posting this bangle pattern roller on her blog! I quickly ordered one from Otto Frei and got it a few days ago. It's a beauty with seven different patterns. Here's a photo:

I tried different gauges of copper wire and even tubing I had on hand and love the results! I'm not sure I tried all the patterns yet. The photo below shows what I've made so far. The wire on the right is 12 gauge ... I think I'll use it for earrings.

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  1. LOL - you must have bought at same time - I love the 12g - are the larger ones the 10g ? - just waiting on my wire to arrive -(12 & 10) really nice - now I am set to buy another one - there is one that looks crinkly on another site I want too that looks interesting - check out this site its way cool for twisted wire http://taigoostudio.blogspot.ca/2013/02/how-to-making-decorative-twist-with.html -

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    1. Thanks for your post about the roller .. I love it! The wires I used are from Lowe's, one is 6 gauge, the other 8. You can buy them by the foot. I haven't soldered any of them yet or rolled any more, as it's just been too busy here. Have a great holiday season! rm

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    2. Thanks also for the link on the twisted wire!

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  2. Thanks for your post about the roller .. I love it! The wires I used are from Lowe's, one is 6 gauge, the other 8. You can buy them by the foot. I haven't soldered any of them yet or rolled any more, as it's just been too busy here. Have a great holiday season! Also, thanks for the twisted wire link!

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  3. Yes full time jobs, being sick , my daughter moving back in - weekend shows or trunk sales up till this last weekend - and now its cold so I only trek up when I can heat the studio to about 50 (needs to be about 35-40 out) but I may bring the mill down to the house to have some fun - I love the chunkyness the large guage - you can really see the patterns

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