Ear in the Envelope Inc now carries a variety of Rolling Mill Texture Embossing Plates.
You can find these Rolling Mill Texture Embossing Plates in our Etsy shop at:
A Rolling Mill is a GREAT jewelry making tool.
A Rolling Mill combined with a Rolling Mill plate can create amazing texture patterns in your metal jewelry.
A Rolling Mill is a heavy manual machine with two hardened steel rollers, a tension adjustment and a crank that moves the metal and a texture plate through the rollers. The pressure created by the rolling motion presses the design from the Rolling mill plate into the metal. Adjusting to a tighter tension will create a deeper impression.
Durston is my favorite brand of Rolling Mill. Their quality is amazing and they accept the thicker Rolling Mill Texture Embossing Plates.
Here’s a link to the Rolling Mill we use at Ear in the Envelope Inc:
Rolling Mill Texture Embossing Plates - are placed on a piece of dead soft metal and rolled through the rolling mill which creates a beautiful impressions in the metal.
Until now there were a limited number of designs available. I don’t know about you, but I need variety.
HERE's a Video on How to Line Up Your Blanks on the Celtic Rolling Mill Plate
So we took on the challenge of creating a good variety of Rolling Mill plates for our customers. A group of fantastic artists have been working to create some amazing designs. We will also accept custom requests for rolling mill texture embossing plates.
These plates measure 3” x 6” with a thickness of just about 1/16” (actual .053”).
***WARNING - Our Rolling Mill plates will NOT work on the Eurotool Rolling Mill. The rollers will not extend far enough to for the thickness of our stainless plates.
I recommend using a Durston Rolling Mill. Make sure that your rolling mill can accept a width of 3”.
Our current list of designs are:
- Wavey Leaves
- Van Gogh Swirls
*****PLEASE let us know what designs you would like?
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