Silversmithing for Beginners - Beautiful Bangles

Joanne Tinley, Jewellery Designer, Tutor and Writer

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15 Lessons (57m)
    • 1. Beautiful Bangles - introduction

      1:05
    • 2. Beautiful Bangles - equipment

      3:16
    • 3. Beautiful Bangles - soldering equipment

      4:32
    • 4. Beautiful Bangles - materials

      1:34
    • 5. Beautiful Bangles - how much wire do I need?

      4:42
    • 6. Beautiful Bangles - cutting the wire

      1:50
    • 7. Beautiful Bangles - filing the wire

      6:01
    • 8. Beautiful Bangles - bending the wire

      2:10
    • 9. Beautiful Bangles - soldering

      7:12
    • 10. Beautiful Bangles - shaping the bangle

      2:25
    • 11. Beautiful Bangles - filing and sanding

      11:16
    • 12. Beautiful Bangles - annealing

      3:48
    • 13. Beautiful Bangles - texturing

      4:47
    • 14. Beautiful Bangles - finishing and polishing

      2:00
    • 15. Beautiful Bangles - final thoughts

      0:34

About This Class

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Take a length of thick wire, add some filing, soldering, sanding, shaping, hammering and polishing - hey presto, you have a beautiful bangle!

Making silver bangles is easier than you might think, especially when you've got someone guiding you through the process step-by-step, showing you all the tips of the trade and, just as importantly, how to put things right if they don't quite go according to plan - and that's what I'll do for you in this class. This is the closest you can get to me being next to you while you work, helping you along the way. Bangles are the most popular jewelry project I teach my beginners' classes, and definitely a popular present to receive as well.

Enroll on the class and before long you'll be making yourself an armful of beautiful bracelets and treating your friends too!

This class is the first in a new series teaching you all the basic but essential silversmithing skills that you need to create beautiful jewellery. My aim is to get you confident with sawing, filing, texturing and shaping your silver, and to add in some beginner stone-setting techniques too.