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New Sterling Silver Bangle Designs


In my last post I mentioned that I'd been busy finishing a batch of sterling silver bangles so I could get them sent off to the London Assay Office for hallmarking. Well I did just that and got them back last week. After finishing them {they always come back a bit out of shape and with a couple of scratches when they've been hallmarked} and oxidizing the bangles that needed it, I finally got round to getting them photographed. 

I made a few new {to me} designs including this hammered "bark" texture set using flattened 6mm and 4mm round wire.


I got busy with the masking tape for this bangle...


Creating this texture involved cutting very thin strips of masking tape then sticking them to the flattened silver before rolling it through the rolling mill. The textured areas are where the tape was and the raised smooth sections were the bits without any tape. I like this texture! 
I was going to try to achieve the look by wrapping 20g/0.8mm wire around the flattened silver but that would have left the texture on the inside of the bangle also and I wasn't sure if that would cause problems during hallmarking. So I did it the fiddly, playing around with a scalpel and tape way.


This is probably my favourite design. I love the coil and twist texture and it does look cool when it's oxidized.


I made some more bangles with a leaf vein texture too. One set of three made from flattened 4mm sterling silver wire and a single leaf vein bangle made from flattened 5mm wire.



I made a silver version of my loopy bangle too.



I also made a couple of my silver poppy bangles as they are popular - one with an oxidized finish and one shiny shiny.


 I left more than a few of this batch of bangles with a shiny shiny finish which is strange as I usually lean more to the dark {oxidized} side. Some textures just seemed to work better when they were left to their own shiny sparkle-y loveliness :D

I'm currently adding the bangles to my Etsy shop and will be adding them to my website very soon.




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  1. Everything is gorgeous as always! Very creative with the tape creating that cool texture!

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    1. Thanks Val. I do like the stripe texture and think it's worth the fiddling about to do it :D

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  2. I have been following your blog for years now, since I was on Folksy and I haven't been there for a long while. Love seeing your designs and how you are getting on. :)

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