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Making cuff braclets


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I make a fine silver cuff bracelet which I hand engrave. I order 1
inch by 6 1/2 inch strips precut of 18 gauge metal. It comes fully
hard so it has to be annealed. I used to form it over a home made
stake with a nylon hammer into a domed oval bracelet. But last week
I found a wonderful pair of forming pliers in the Stuller tools
catalog that turn a 1 hour job into a 15 minute one. I think they
are called anticlastic bracelet forming pliers. I find that 6 1/2
inch fits most people. Though I have made them both 6 and 7 inches.