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Creative Jewelry Design: Create a 'Little Bird' bracelet

AnlisLuik, Jewellery / art / design

Creative Jewelry Design: Create a 'Little Bird' bracelet

AnlisLuik, Jewellery / art / design

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6 Lessons (12m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Getting started, materials and tools

    • 3. Little bird

    • 4. Assembly

    • 5. Closure

    • 6. Final piece

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About This Class


This is the second class of the series that continue my previous lesson ‘Jewelry Basics: how to PIERCE metal’ in which I taught the skill of piercing metal for those who just started to learn jewelry or want to get started. Therefore, this class wants to present some possible designs out of this skill.

In this lesson, you’ll learn…

Since you already know how to pierce, (if not, check my previous class) in this lesson you will learn how to make a two medal bracelet using flat shapes.

Materials you need…

This course is ideal for those who already know how to pierce but want to get ideas of what designs they could do. What I want is to provide options for those who can’t afford to have a proper workshop or space and want to make their homes their creative space in the minimum and simplest way.

Despite that, it implies investing in a couple of tools and materials in order to be able to develop the exercise.

  • Bench peg and holder (anvil, clamp…).
  • Copper or brass sheet of 0.5 or 0.8 mm
  • Copper or brass Wire of your choice (I recommend 0.8. 1.0 or 1.2 mm).
  • A saw frame and saw blade of 2/0.
  • Set of needle files (recommended) if not, with a half-round one you can do most of the jobs.
  • Variety of pliers: flat nose, flat and half-round nose...
  • 1 mm Shank drill and driller or a bow drill. 
  • Chain of your choice.
  • Jump rings.

I first want to apologise if you see or listen to any mistakes when talking or into grammar, spelling, etc. due to English is not my first language but I believe I can share with you my knowledge and help you to develop your skills and become a maker!

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Jewellery / art / design


Hello! This is Sophie and I am very happy that you came all the way here!

I am formerly from Barcelona, Catalonia, where I graduated as a graphic designer as well as a maker but moved to the UK to course a Master of Arts in Contemporary Jewellery in order to find new boundaries in creativity and expand my knowledge.

Currently, I am working on my art to become an independent artist and show to the world my work and share my skills so others can learn how infinite jewellery making can be.

To get to know more about my work, future classes, work-in-progress and some inspiration just have a look at my instagram account anlisx.

Please, don't hesitate to comment, suggest or ask me anything! I will really appreciate it :-)

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