Intermediate Silversmithing - Twisted Ribbon Bangles

Joanne Tinley, Jewellery Designer, Tutor and Writer

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14 Lessons (1h 7m)
    • 1. Twisted Ribbon Bangles

      1:50
    • 2. Twisted Ribbon Bangles - materials

      0:57
    • 3. Twisted Ribbon Bangles - equipment

      3:50
    • 4. Twisted Ribbon Bangles - soldering equipment

      4:32
    • 5. Twisted Ribbon Bangles - calculating the materials

      6:31
    • 6. Twisted Ribbon Bangles - preparing the wire

      5:06
    • 7. Twisted Ribbon Bangles - flattening the wire

      10:12
    • 8. Twisted Ribbon Bangles - annealing

      3:24
    • 9. Twisted Ribbon Bangles - twisting the wire

      5:27
    • 10. Twisted Ribbon Bangles - trimming the wire

      6:43
    • 11. Twisted Ribbon Bangles - soldering

      5:32
    • 12. Twisted Ribbon Bangles - shaping the bangle

      3:23
    • 13. Twisted Ribbon Bangles - filing and sanding

      8:13
    • 14. Twisted Ribbon Bangles - final thoughts

      1:02

Project Description

Follow the steps in the class to create your own beautifully twisted bangle - and then make more to form a stack of them!

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I have used 2mm round wire to make both of the bangles shown here, and this is the minimum diameter I would recommend for a bangle. I have used up to 4mm for this project but obviously the thicker the wire, the more effort is needed to bend and shape it. Round wire is best as it allows you to create the best contrast between the smooth and twisted sections of the bangle.

The bangle made in the video class is the more twisted of the two. The second bangle has a section that was rolled out thinner and twisted a couple of turns less to show you that the same technique can be used to give different looks.

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