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

About This Class

Create a beautiful twist on a classic bangle! Learn how to forge and prepare simple round wire before creating wonderful tactile twists, and then practice your soldering to turn it into a lovely bangle. These bangles look even better when worn in a stack, so you'll want to make more than one!

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The Twisted Ribbon Bangle class is part of a series on Intermediate Silversmithing. As you progress through the series I will help you build on the skills covered in the Silversmithing for Beginners series, encouraging you to create more complex projects. I will always take you through everything you need step by step, and include troubleshooting sections where appropriate too. We will be covering soldering, various methods of stone setting, etching and more. This class is a great way of improving your forging skills.

I will be using a rolling mill to forge the wire. If you don't have access to a rolling mill then a smooth planishing hammer can be used instead with a little more effort.