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Creative Jewelry design: Hexagonal bracelet for beginners

AnlisLuik, Jewellery / art / design

Creative Jewelry design: Hexagonal bracelet for beginners

AnlisLuik, Jewellery / art / design

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6 Lessons (18m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Getting started, tools and materials

    • 3. Hexagon

    • 4. Assembly

    • 5. Closure

    • 6. Final piece

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About This Class

This class is a continuity of the 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. It is also the Lesson 1 of 4 Designs born from the same class. Therefore, this class wants to put in practise that skill in a more creative way and present some possibilities around it.

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 rings using flat shapes and wire with specific tools.

Materials you need…

This course is ideal for people who are just starting or want to start and don’t know how to so no experience is needed. 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 a personal 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.

  • Copper or brass sheet of 0.5 or 0.8 mm
  • Variety of pliers: flat nose, flat and half-round nose...
  • 1 mm Shank drill and driller or a bow drill.
  • Metal chain of your choice.
  • Jump rings of 3 mm or other sizes.

Most of these tools are quite cheap to purchase except for the drills and the driller that can be changed for a bow drill which is way cheaper but might need a couple of tries before learning how to properly use it. These as I listed before, are not necessary to do the projects but can add some more possibilities to the designs and can be useful to drill holes and make them pendants for example.

PLEASE, notice that what we will be using in this class aren't fine materials. This class is more focused in learning how to build a product and learn about composition and skills to later be able to invest in more expensive ones such as silver jewellery, gold, etc.

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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