Foundations in Metalsmithing: Bracelets
with Megan Auman
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01 Prerequisite #1: Basic Metalsmithing Tools18:08
02 Prerequisite #2: Tools for Soldering14:21
03 Prerequisite #3: Soldering Basics21:14
About The Class
Expand your metalsmithing skills as you make a series of unique bracelets.
Whether you’re just getting started in metalsmithing or have been experimenting for years, Foundations in Metalsmithing: Bracelets will help you deepen your skills while exploring the exciting world of bracelets. From torchless techniques (like forming and riveting) to more advanced concepts (like hinges), you’ll walk out of this class with a heap of new metalsmithing skills! (And a pile of new bracelets).
In this class, jewelry designer and metalsmith Megan Auman will help you build your metalsmithing skills in a way that’s completely approachable - no matter what level you’re currently at.
You will learn how to:
- Create unique cuff bracelets by forming wire and sheet.
- Join metal without a torch by riveting.
- Solder wire and sheet into different shapes.
- Make hinges (with or without a torch) to take your bracelet designs to the next level.
- Finish your designs and experiment with color on metal through patinas.
Whether you’re looking to grow your existing jewelry making knowledge or for a new creative outlet that you can proudly wear (and show off!), you’ll leave Foundations in Metalsmithing: Bracelets with a series of bracelets you can call your own - and a new set of metalsmithing skills you can expand into even more jewelry ideas!
Prerequisite #1: Basic Metalsmithing Tools18:08
Prerequisite #2: Tools for Soldering14:21
Prerequisite #3: Soldering Basics21:14
Design Considerations for Bracelets10:33
Choosing Your Materials16:12
Sawing Bracelet Blanks26:47
Forming Cuff Bracelets in Wire and Sheet21:41
Determining the Length of a Riveted Bangle08:11
Creating a Standard Rivet16:26
Creating a Tube Rivet09:25
Making a Hinged Bracelet21:02
Drilling Holes Cutting Interior Shapes And Finishing Your Clasp10:33
Soldering A Basic Round Or Oval Wire Bangle28:56
Soldering Other Shaped Wire Bangles35:17
Soldering Wire to Sheet to Create Bangles08:44
Soldering a Basic Round or Oval Bangle from Sheet14:09
Soldering Other Shaped Sheet Bangles05:59
Pickling Metal After Soldering05:42
Filing, Sanding, and Basic Finishing of Bracelets11:50
Patinas: Achieving a Dark Finish with Liver of Sulfur08:37
Patinas: Creating a Heat Patina05:21
Patinas: Green and Blue Liquid Patinas08:56
Sealing and Finishing Patinas08:35
Taking Your Bracelet Designs to the Next Level03:45
Megan Auman is a designer, metalsmith, educator, and entrepreneur who has built a multi-faceted business around her passion for great design and sustainable business. Her eponymous jewelry line is sold in stores across the US and online. Her designs have been featured in Design Sponge, Better Homes and Gardens, Cooking Light, and more. In 2009, Megan founded Designing an MBA to help designers and makers develop their business skills. Since then, she has created a number of successful e-courses, including Marketing for Makers, Wholesale Academy, and Do/Teach. She is a frequent speaker on pricing, wholesale, and business thinking for creatives. ... read moreSee instructor's Classes
Bracelets Supplies List
Hinge Bracelet Template
Bracelet Sizing Cheat Sheet
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This is a great addition to Megan's metalsmithing series. She makes the topic really approachable. Bonus that metal patinas were added in to the class. I loved the class!
I really enjoyed this class! It was very informative and gave me a lot of ideas for expanding a jewelry line to include a variety of bracelets and finishes.
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