How Metal Width Affects Your Rolling Mill Texture

Find out why the width of the metal you are texturing with your mill has such a big affect on the pattern you get

About the Tutorial

One of the many things I love about my rolling mill is how wonderfully it textures my silver - and how many different texturing materials you can use with it! Including, of course, my range of texture sheets 

In the help sheet I send out with all my texture sheet orders I write about how much the width of the metal you send through the rolling mill affects the texture you get. The wider the piece of metal you are sending through the rolling mill the tighter the rollers need to be - and this short video will show you why.

This video class is just one in a growing collection of free tutorials.  You can enrol on each one individually or enrol on the whole bundle so  that you don't miss out on new classes!

Tools and Materials

If you want to test this out for yourself you will need:

* copper to practice with - 0.8mm or 20 gauge in both 2cm and 4cm widths is good.
* a rolling mill with flat rollers
* equipment to anneal the silver before texturing it (blow torch, soldering block, reverse-    action tweezers, brass tweezers, quench pot, pickle pot, black sharpie, safety glasses)
* suitable texturing material

Course Curriculum

Joanne Tinley

Tutor and Founder of The Jeweller's Bench

The Jeweller's Bench is run by Joanne Tinley. She has been making her own jewellery for as long as she can remember and left her first career as a school teacher to set up business as a  jewellery designer and tutor 15 years ago. She is
self-taught and like many people started with wire and beads. Learning how to solder, however, opened up a whole new world of jewellery making,  one that she is keen to share!