The copper strips are 7 inches long and 2 inches wide, with a thickness of 16 gauge and a 1/2 hard rating. They are perfect for punching out larger bracelet blanks using Potter pancake dies. You can also cut them into smaller pieces for creating your own embossed blanks using a rolling mill, or for making pendants and other jewelry add-ons. For my cuffs, I use 6″x1″ strips, which yield two blanks of that size, and a 1″x2″ piece for another project. If you need an extra large cuff, you can use the full 7″ strip, which will yield 4 blanks for 1/2″ cuffs.
For the best impression, we highly recommend annealing the metal before working it with a rolling mill. As you work the metal, it will become harder, and you may need to anneal it multiple times. If you are unfamiliar with annealing, there are many video tutorials available on YouTube. One of the attached photographs shows 2 patterned plates side by side. You can see the difference between annealed and unannealed strips when creating impressions in a rolling mill.