Lets start with your para 3.
now as you may have read here in the past, bracelets were my most
popular product over many yrs, having made thousands in every metal
and in just about every style, so where you say your bracelet has to
be bent to put on and off, indicates to me that theres something
wrong with the design.
You see, No bracelet should need to be bent to wear. There are 3
- the complete circular,
- the hinged,
- the cuff type, or flattened “C” shape.
My guess, with out a picture of your product, its no 3.
Theres a special way to put these on without bending, and are
designed to be worn below the wrist joint, just above the hand.
If you have the design right, then there are basically 3 sizes that
fit just about any female’s wrist.
As I make them in metal up to 1in wide (and more), and up to 1/4in
thick!!, theres no way any wearer can change the shape to put on or
off. I do have the tools to change a shape if the customer needs it,
whilst they wait, as there is as you will know quite a variation in
whist shape even in one size. some are much rounder, some are much
flatter the the average shape.
You mention raising as well, without a picture, its virtually
impossible to comment specifically on what changes you will need to
make to get your design to work. I found the most comfortable shape
was when viewed from the outside, a concave form, and a flattened
"C"shape. It doesnt need any more than that.
I wouldnt need to anneal at all after the sweat soldering.
All my bracelets are finished prior to bending as working in the
flat is so much faster. You should be able to form the shape with
just one anneal with the thinness of metal your using…
Anyway too much hammering would, Id have thought, damaged the etched
Await your pictures.