I had some 8 gauge X 6mm in width sterling rectangular wire which I
decided to use for cuff bracelets.
Roller printed some Texture on the sterling, then cut them to 6"
lengths. Then I bezel set some cabochons on them. Well, after and
all the forming of them with my bracelet former, as well hammering
them my bracelet mandrel, they are so work hardened they do not
I left the openings large enough to get on one’s wrist, but they are
so large that they don’t fit well. Trying to close them so that they
fit nicely is nigh impossible, and if one does get the ends to
close, it is difficult to open them to take them off. Do you have
Usually I make wide cuffs, 18 gauge and never have a problem.
Beginning to think using 8 gauge X 6mm in width was a bad idea.
Worked, great for bangle bracelets, but not for cuffs.