Clearly I'm new to the wire jewelry game. Everything was going great until I realized my dainty little bangle bracelet could bend completely in half.
What I used:
18 gauge half hard round German gold filled.
Hammered it on my bench block and wooden bracelet mandrel with both rubber and plastic hammer.
What am I doing wrong? Too soft of wire? Too dainty of gauge to make a simple bangle that will harden and maintain form?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated